Friday, January 23, 2015

PSA: Annoying Feeders

About 5 years ago, I bought some used stackers that came with quick-lock crocks. They quickly became my favorite feeding dish because I could easily remove the metal screw and bleach the whole unit, run it through my dishwasher, whatever. I bought them for all of the rest of my cages. The thing is.. over the years some of my rabbits have figured out how to twist the bowls loose from the stand to play with them. This dumps ALL of the food directly into the manure tray. They have plenty of other entertainment, but a few of my does in particular prefer to kick their bowls around best. I've even tried putting just random plastic bowls in beside their toys and they ignore the bowls and go straight for the food dish. And I think it's catching. ARGH.

I also recognize it as a fire hazard at this point. If you must know, I know this because I've also melted the cup into the mount by accident when I was burning fur off of wire nearby. Dripping flaming plastic is not a good sign. Don't tell anyone how dumb I am. Please?

As a solution to my original bad move, I've been going back to J-feeders. I shouldn't have swapped them out to begin with because there was nothing wrong with the old way. I just liked the new way so much better.. for a while anyway. If it ain't broke, don't fix it and all that jazz.

They are made by several brands, but here are an assortment of culprits:

So learn from how dumb I am and don't make the same mistake. This has been a random rabbit public service announcement. Have a great night!

1 comment:

  1. LOL! It never ceases to amaze me how clever animals can be! They will figure out things it never occurs to us humans that they are smart enough to figure out! Silly rabbits, bowls are for food! And don't worry, I won't tell anybody about the flaming plastic! ;)