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  • Bird Bath Exterior Cage Mount by Lixit for Small to Medium Birds
    Bird Bath Exterior Cage Mount by Lixit for Small to Medium Birds
    All plastic heavy construction bird bath. Ideal for lovebirds, canaries, finches, parakeets, cockatiels and other small to medium sized birds. Shown with a wet Meyers parrot not included. Fits all wire cages. Installs in seconds. Easy twist on-off. Size 3" H x 5" across. Use inside or outsude the cage. Install the arm where you want it and just insert dish and remove as desired. Comes with screw... All plastic heavy construction bird bath. Ideal for lovebirds, canaries, finche...
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  • Frame Set Only for LIXIT 16 oz Water Bottles No Bottle or Nozzle Included
    Frame Set Only for LIXIT 16 oz Water Bottles No Bottle or Nozzle Included
    Original Lixit Stainless Steel Frame set for GB-16 Water Bottle kits. (shown is the 32 oz frame) Have you lost the frame or parts for one? We have a few frame sets on hand.   Does not include glass bottle or nozzle with stopper.     Original Lixit Stainless Steel Frame set for GB-16 Water Bottle kits. (shown is...
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  • Frame Set Only for LIXIT 32 oz Water Bottles No Bottle or Nozzle Included
    Frame Set Only for LIXIT 32 oz Water Bottles No Bottle or Nozzle Included
    Original Lixit Stainless Steel Frame set for GB-32 Water Bottle kits. Have you lost the frame or parts for one? We have a few frame sets on hand.   Does not include glass bottle or nozzle with stopper.       Original Lixit Stainless Steel Frame set for GB-32 Water Bottle kits. Have you ...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Replacement Only 16 oz (.473 oz)
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Replacement Only 16 oz (.473 oz)
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-16 oz Replacement Bottle for all 16 oz GB (Glass Bottle) sets Quality tempered glass  bottle made just for pet watering systems, specially designed lip to prevent leaking.        Note: Lixit GB-KIT "Snapple" bottle stoppers and nozzles will NOT fit these bottles     One Genuine LIXIT GB-16 oz Replacement Bottle for all 16 oz GB (Glass Bottle) se...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Replacement Only 32 oz (.946 l)
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Replacement Only 32 oz (.946 l)
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz Replacement Bottle for all 32 oz GB (Glass Bottle) sets Quality tempered glass bottle made just for pet watering systems, specially designed lip to prevent leaking.        Note: Lixit Snapple Bottle stoppers and nozzles will NOT fit these bottles           One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz Replacement Bottle for all 32 oz GB (Glass Bottle) se...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 16 oz (.473 l) 5/8 (1.6 cm) Large
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 16 oz (.473 l) 5/8 (1.6 cm) Large
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-16 oz Glass Water Bottle set with 5/8" Large Tip Nozzle No more POOP SOUP!! Using a Lixit Water Bottle set helps provide clean fresh water daily to your birds. This boxed set contains Specially designed tempered glass bottle Quality stainless steel nozzle Safe rubber stopper Stainless steel metal frame set Instructions Choose the right size for your birds Small 5/16" -... One Genuine LIXIT GB-16 oz Glass Water Bottle set with 5/8" Large Tip Nozzle No...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 16 oz (.473 l) 5/8 (1.6 cm) Tuff Tip
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 16 oz (.473 l) 5/8 (1.6 cm) Tuff Tip
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-16 oz Glass Water Bottle set with 5/8" Tuff Tip Nozzle No more POOP SOUP!! Using a Lixit Water Bottle set helps provide clean fresh water daily to your birds. This boxed set contains Specially designed tempered glass bottle Quality stainless steel nozzle Safe rubber stopper Stainless steel metal frame set Instructions Choose the right size for your birds Small 5/16" -... One Genuine LIXIT GB-16 oz Glass Water Bottle set with 5/8" Tuff Tip Nozzle No ...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 16 oz (.473 l) 7/16 (1.1 cm) Medium
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 16 oz (.473 l) 7/16 (1.1 cm) Medium
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-16 oz Glass Water Bottle set with 7/16" Medium Tip Nozzle No more POOP SOUP!! Using a Lixit Water Bottle set helps provide clean fresh water daily to your birds. This boxed set contains Specially designed tempered glass bottle Quality stainless steel nozzle Safe rubber stopper Stainless steel metal frame set Instructions Choose the right size for your birds Small... One Genuine LIXIT GB-16 oz Glass Water Bottle set with 7/16" Medium Tip Nozzle ...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 32 oz (.946 l) 5/16 (.794 cm) Small
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 32 oz (.946 l) 5/16 (.794 cm) Small
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz  Glass Water Bottle set with 5/16" Small Tip Nozzle No more POOP SOUP!! Using a Lixit Water Bottle set helps provide clean fresh water daily to your birds. Choose the right size for your birds Small 5/16" - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other Small birds Medium 7/16" - Conures, African Greys, Quakers, Senegals Amazons and other hookbill birds Large... One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz  Glass Water Bottle set with 5/16" Small Tip Nozzle...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 32 oz (.946 l) 5/8 (1.6 cm) Large
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 32 oz (.946 l) 5/8 (1.6 cm) Large
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz Glass Water Bottle set with 5/8" Large Tip Nozzle No more POOP SOUP!! Using a Lixit Water Bottle set helps provide clean fresh water daily to your birds. This boxed set contains Specially designed tempered glass bottle Quality stainless steel nozzle Safe rubber stopper Stainless steel metal frame set Instructions Choose the right size for your birds Small 5/16"... One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz Glass Water Bottle set with 5/8" Large Tip Nozzle No...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 32 oz (.946 l) 5/8 (1.6 cm) Tuff Tip
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 32 oz (.946 l) 5/8 (1.6 cm) Tuff Tip
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz  Glass Water Bottle set with 5/8" Tuff Tip Nozzle No more POOP SOUP!! Using a Lixit Water Bottle set helps provide clean fresh water daily to your birds. This boxed set contains Specially designed tempered glass bottle Quality stainless steel nozzle Safe rubber stopper Stainless steel metal frame set Instructions Choose the right size for your birds Small 5/16"... One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz  Glass Water Bottle set with 5/8" Tuff Tip Nozzle N...
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  • Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 32 oz (.946 l) 7/16 (1.1 cm) Medium
    Lixit Glass Water Bottle Set 32 oz (.946 l) 7/16 (1.1 cm) Medium
    One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz  Glass Water Bottle set with 7/16" Medium Tip Nozzle No more POOP SOUP!! Using a Lixit Water Bottle set helps provide clean fresh water daily to your birds. Choose the right size for your birds Small 5/16" - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other Small birds Medium 7/16" - Conures, African Greys, Quakers, Senegals Amazons and other hookbill birds Large... One Genuine LIXIT GB-32 oz  Glass Water Bottle set with 7/16" Medium Tip Nozzl...
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  • Lixit Plastic Water Bottle by Lixit for Small Birds 10 oz
    Lixit Plastic Water Bottle by Lixit for Small Birds 10 oz
    Lixit Plastic Water Bottle by Lixit for Small Birds 10 oz   Small bottles for small birds. Birds are attracted to the "cherry red" control ball in the nozzle and will check it out.   Very easy to use and set up in wire (small gauge) bird cages. Recommended for canaries, finches, parakeets, cockatiels and other small birds. 10 oz.            BB-10 Lixit Plastic Water Bottle by Lixit for Small Birds 10 oz   Small bottles for ...
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  • Lixit Soda Bottle Drinker Fount Fits Old Fashion Glass Pop Bottles
    Lixit Soda Bottle Drinker Fount Fits Old Fashion Glass Pop Bottles
    Got more bird's than money? For 7 bucks - a fount, spring and a glass bottle on hand, you can have a small bird cage waterer good for years This is a high quality heavy chromed metal fount. Meant to be slipped into cage bars to hold a 12-16 oz glass soda or beer bottle for economical watering A retention spring sold separately will be needed to hold the bottle to the cage Bars must be 1" apart... Got more bird's than money? For 7 bucks - a fount, spring and a glass bottle on...
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  • Lixit Soda Bottle Retention Spring Fits Old Fashion Glass Pop Bottles
    Lixit Soda Bottle Retention Spring Fits Old Fashion Glass Pop Bottles
    4 1/2" spring with clips for use with water bottles This handy spring with spring snaps at the ends will attach anywhere on your cage to hold light weight water bottles. 4 1/2 Inches Long x 1/4 Inch wide with  Two 15/16 Inch spring snap clips attached. You will need a Lixit Fount  , a glass soda or beer bottle and this Lixit spring to create a simble drinker bottle for your small bird cage. ... 4 1/2" spring with clips for use with water bottles This handy spring with spri...
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  • Lixit Stopper Replacement for 16 & 32 Oz Lixit GB Set Medium 7/16
    Lixit Stopper Replacement for 16 & 32 Oz Lixit GB Set Medium 7/16
    Replacement Stopper Only for Lixit GB (Glass Bottle) 16 or 32 oz Water Bottle Sets with MEDIUM 7/16" NOZZLES Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softbill birds Medium 7/16" Tip - Conures African Greys, Quakers, Senegals Amazons and other hookbill birds Large 5/8" or Tuff Tip nozzle - Large parrots, African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos etc (good for dogs and puppies... Replacement Stopper Only for Lixit GB (Glass Bottle) 16 or 32 oz Water Bottle S...
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  • Lixit Stopper Replacement for 16 & 32 Oz Lixit GB Set Small 5/16
    Lixit Stopper Replacement for 16 & 32 Oz Lixit GB Set Small 5/16
    Replacement Stopper Only for Lixit GB (Glass Bottle) 16 or 32 oz Water Bottle Sets with SMALL 5/16" NOZZLES Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softbill birds Medium 7/16" Tip - Conures African Greys, Quakers, Senegals Amazons and other hookbill birds Large or Tuff Tip 5/8" nozzle - Large parrots, African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos etc (good for dogs and puppies... Replacement Stopper Only for Lixit GB (Glass Bottle) 16 or 32 oz Water Bottle S...
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  • Lixit Stopper Replacement for 16 & 32 Oz Lixit Large 5/8
    Lixit Stopper Replacement for 16 & 32 Oz Lixit Large 5/8
    Replacement Stopper Only for LIXIT GB (Glass Bottle) 16 or 32 oz Water Bottle Sets with LARGE or TUFF TIP 5/16" NOZZLES Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softbill birds Medium 7/16" Tip - Conures African Greys, Quakers, Senegals Amazons and other hookbill birds Large or Tuff Tip 5/8" nozzle - Large parrots, African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos... Replacement Stopper Only for LIXIT GB (Glass Bottle) 16 or 32 oz Water Bottle S...
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  • Lixit Stopper Replacement for Lixit Snapple Bottles Medium 7/16
    Lixit Stopper Replacement for Lixit Snapple Bottles Medium 7/16
    Medium Stopper Only for 7/16" Nozzle Hole - Conures, African Greys, Quakers, Senegals, Small Amazons and other Small hookbill birds If your parrot has Chewed up the stopper or The rubber has gotten stiff and cracke d or The r ubber is old and shrunk enough to allow leaking but the nozzle is still good, You can just pull out the nozzle and use a new stopper to bring new life to your LIXIT juice... Medium Stopper Only for 7/16" Nozzle Hole - Conures, African Greys, Quakers, Se...
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  • Lixit Stopper Replacement for Lixit Snapple Bottles Small 5/16
    Lixit Stopper Replacement for Lixit Snapple Bottles Small 5/16
    Stopper Only for Small 5/16" Nozzle Hole - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softbill birds If your parrot has Chewed up the stopper or The rubber has gotten stiff and cracke d or The r ubber is old and shrunk enough to allow leaking but the nozzle is still good, You can just pull out the nozzle and use a new stopper to bring new life to your LIXIT juice bottle water bottle... Stopper Only for Small 5/16" Nozzle Hole - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Fin...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 16 Oz Glass Water Bottles Large 5/8
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 16 Oz Glass Water Bottles Large 5/8
    Small 5/16" Tip - Cockatiels, Parakeets, Canaries, Finches and other softbill birds Medium 7/16" Tip - Conures African Greys, Quakers, Senegals, Amazons, African greys and other hookbill birds Large 5/8" nozzle - Large parrots, African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos etc (good for dogs and puppies too)    Extend the use of your bottles with replacement parts. Quality... Small 5/16" Tip - Cockatiels, Parakeets, Canaries, Finches and other softb...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 16 Oz Glass Water Bottles Large Tuff Tip 5/8
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 16 Oz Glass Water Bottles Large Tuff Tip 5/8
    Lixit GB-16 TUFF Tip Large Nozzle & Stopper  Extra thick s tainless steel tip   Use with your current GB-16 Lixit water bottle system Fits Lixit 16 oz water bottle. 5/8" nozzle, NOT for 32 oz bottles, the tube will not reach far enough into the cage through the bars. Will not fit through bars less than 3/4" apart.       Lixit GB-16 TUFF Tip Large Nozzle & Stopper  Extra thick s tainless st...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 16 Oz Glass Water Bottles Medium 7/16
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 16 Oz Glass Water Bottles Medium 7/16
    Small 5/16" Tip - Cockatiels, Parakeets, Canaries, Finches and other softbill birds Medium 7/16" Tip - Conures African Greys, Quakers, Senegals, Amazons, African greys and other hookbill birds Large 5/8" nozzle - Large parrots, African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos etc (good for dogs and puppies too) Extend the use of your bottles with replacement parts.   Quality stainless... Small 5/16" Tip - Cockatiels, Parakeets, Canaries, Finches and other softb...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 32 Oz Glass Water Bottles Large 5/8
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 32 Oz Glass Water Bottles Large 5/8
    Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softbill birds Medium 7/16" Tip - Conures African Greys, Quakers, Senegals Amazons and other hookbill birds Large 5/8" nozzle - Large parrots, African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos etc (good for dogs and puppies too)   Extend the use of your GB-32 oz bottles with replacement parts. Quality stainless steel... Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softb...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 32 Oz Glass Water Bottles Large Tuff Tip 5/8
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 32 Oz Glass Water Bottles Large Tuff Tip 5/8
    Use with your current GB-32 Lixit water bottle system. Stainless steel nozzle and safe rubber stopper fit Lixit 32 oz water bottle. 5/8" nozzle TUFF TIP for the large macaws and cockatoos         Use with your current GB-32 Lixit water bottle system. Stainless steel nozzle ...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 32 Oz Glass Water Bottles Medium 7/16
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 32 Oz Glass Water Bottles Medium 7/16
    Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softbill birds Medium 7/16" Tip - Conures African Greys, Quakers, Senegals Amazons and other hookbill birds Large 5/8" nozzle - Large parrots, African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos etc (good for dogs and puppies too) Extend the use of your GB-32 oz bottles with replacement parts.   Quality stainless steel... Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softb...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 32 Oz Lixit Glass Water Bottles Small 5/16
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for 32 Oz Lixit Glass Water Bottles Small 5/16
    Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other softbill birds Medium 7/16" Tip - Conures African Greys, Quakers, Senegals Amazons and other hookbill birds Large 5/8" nozzle - Large parrots, African Greys, Macaws, Cockatoos etc (good for dogs and puppies too)   Extend the use of your GB-32 oz bottles with replacement parts. Quality stainless steel... Small 5/16" Tip - Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other soft...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for Snapple Water Bottles Medium 7/16
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for Snapple Water Bottles Medium 7/16
    Nozzle W Stopper For Snapple Water Bottles Medium 7/16 By Lixit For Conures, African Greys, Quakers, Senegals, Amazons and other small to medium hookbill birds These safe rubber stoppers with stainless steel nozzles fit both small and Medium sized Lixit "Snapple Juice Drink" Bottle kits. Note: These nozzle and stoppers are meant to be used as replacement parts for existing Snapple Lixit  ... Nozzle W Stopper For Snapple Water Bottles Medium 7/16 By Lixit For Conures, Af...
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  • Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for Snapple Water Bottles Small 5/16
    Lixit Stopper W Nozzle for Snapple Water Bottles Small 5/16
    Nozzle W Stopper For Snapple Water Bottles Small 5/16 Inch By Lixit For Canaries, Cockatiels, Parakeets, Finches and other smallest parrots and    softbill birds . These safe rubber stoppers with stainless steel nozzles fit both small and Medium sized Lixit "Snapple Juice Drink" Bottle kits. Note: These nozzle and stoppers are meant to be used as replacement parts for existing Snapple... Nozzle W Stopper For Snapple Water Bottles Small 5/16 Inch By Lixit For Canarie...
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  • Lixit Water Bottle Brush Nested Set 2 pc
    Lixit Water Bottle Brush Nested Set 2 pc
    Multi purpose economical water bottle & tube cleaning brush set Large brush 14 Inches Long (bristle section 3 Inches x 2 Inch diameter) Nozzle brush 4 Inches Long (bristle section 2-1/4 Inches x taper from 7/8 Inch - 1/4 Inch diameter) Extra long flexible handle for all sizes of bottles Nozzle brush is stored in the top of the handle of the wide brush for ease of storage. Just pull out... Multi purpose economical water bottle & tube cleaning brush set Large brus...
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  • Lixit Water Bottle Kit Snapple 5/16 Inch (.79 cm) Small
    Lixit Water Bottle Kit Snapple 5/16 Inch (.79 cm) Small
    Snapple Water Bottle Kit 5/16 Inch (.79 cm) Small Tip by Lixit A great alternative to pricey water bottle kits. Help save the environment and save you money when you supply your own Snapple (or similar) beverage bottle. Usually 16 oz. Small 5/16" Tip for small to medium birds like quakers, conures, ringnecks, the Medium Lixit SnappleWater Bottle kit may be more suited. Kit comes with Strong... Snapple Water Bottle Kit 5/16 Inch (.79 cm) Small Tip by Lixit A great alternat...
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  • Lixit Water Bottle Kit Snapple 7/16 Inch (1.1 cm) Medium
    Lixit Water Bottle Kit Snapple 7/16 Inch (1.1 cm) Medium
    Snapple Water Bottle Kit 7/16 Inch (1.1 cm) Medium Tip by  Lixit A great alternative to pricey water bottle kits. Help save the environment and save you money when you supply your own Snapple (or similar) beverage bottle. Usually 16 oz. Medium 7/16 Inch (1.11 cm) diameter tip -  Kit comes with Strong stainless steel metal frame Stainless steel nozzle  Safe rubber stopper Spring with... Snapple Water Bottle Kit 7/16 Inch (1.1 cm) Medium Tip by  Lixit A great alter...
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  • Quick-Lock Crock Durable Plastic by Lixit White 20 oz (.59 l)
    Quick-Lock Crock Durable Plastic by Lixit White 20 oz (.59 l)
    Quick-Lock Crock Durable Plastic by Lixit 20 oz (.59 l) White Fits all wire cages - these are easy on and easy off durable dishwasher safe birdcage dishes. Will work well for older cages or when you want to introduce an additional food or water cup into your bird's cage. This 20 oz (.59 l) crock measures 5 inches (12.5 cm) across the top and is 4 inches (10.2 cm) across at the bottom.... Quick-Lock Crock Durable Plastic by Lixit 20 oz (.59 l) White Fits all wire cag...
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Lixit Water Bottles FAQ's

Do small animals and birds need to have water bottles rather than water dishes?

From the beginning of pet keeping, animals and birds have been offered water in open bowls placed on the cage floor or mounted on the sides of the cage. This is a simple and easy way to offer the water, but we now know that the water in open dishes is easily contaminated. Food particles, droppings, pet hair and any other contaminants carry bacteria into the water and pollute it. Some water dishes attempt to prevent this with partial "hoods", but are still open to having pollutants flipped or tossed into the water supply by playful animals or birds in the midst of wing flapping exercises. The decaying food, fecal matter and disease organisms are then ingested by the animal or bird drinking from that bowl, possibly infecting the pet. The water bottle, in comparison, has a drinking tube that offers a one-way flow of water, preventing particles from entering the water supply. The water remains sanitary for days at a time, drastically reducing the chance of any ingestion of polluted water and subsequent infection.

Which water bottle should I select for my pet?

The size and selection of water bottles depend on the size of your pet. Many people want to make sure their pet will have more than an adequate supply of water and tend to buy a bottle really bigger than what their pet needs. The tube or nozzle size is also important so that your pet gets enough water, but doesn’t waste it. Your pet enjoys fresh water just as you do; the best water bottle size would be one that needs changed every few days. There are many styles of water bottles available for the different pets.
 

Standard bottle recommendations are:

Rabbits Inside, Ferrets, Large Birds, and similar sized pets - 32 oz bottle

Small Dogs 32 or 16 oz bottle

Guinea Pigs, Rats, Medium sized Birds, and similar sized pets -16 oz bottle

Hamsters, Mice, Small Birds, and similar sized pets - 8 oz bottle or 4 oz if just one pet in a cage

If you need assistance selecting the right water bottle for your bird contact us
 

What does the term "Vacuum-Valve" mean in water bottles?

Pet water bottles that feature a metal drinking tube with one or more metal ball bearings inside that tube, and do not feature the new top-filling design, are able to hold the water contents because a vacuum is formed in the sealed bottle. The metal ball (in multiple ball drinking tips this would be the lowest ball) allows a film of water to remain between the ball and the open end of the drinking tube. Since the movement of the exposed ball bearing breaks this seal, and the vacuum within the water bottle is released, the moving ball is in effect an opening and closing valve. The pet can access water as it flows down through the tube, for as long as it licks or nudges the ball, keeping the ball moving and the valve "open". When the pet leaves the water bottle and the ball settles into place at the end of the drinking tube, the film of water reforms and the valve "closes".
 

Why are there drips of water at the end of the "Vacuum Valve" water bottle drinking tube?

This little drip is the first release of water and is created as your water bottle forms a new vacuum seal. In order for a vacuum to form within the sealed water bottle, the air space and water volume need to equalize. This little release of water is the after effect of this equalization as the pressure stabilizes, and is perfectly normal. A single droplet at the end of the drinking tube is not a sign of a leaking water bottle. To help the vacuum-seal establish when the water bottle is first filled and mounted, tap the ball bearing several times with your fingertip. This releases small amounts of water and speeds up the equalization of the vacuum pressure.
 

When all the water from my "Vacuum Valve" water bottle runs out on the cage floor, what has happened?

First, let's start with the most obvious cause. Check to make sure that the gasket is still inside the cap and still flat. Some gaskets can slip out during washing. If the gasket is compressed, turn it over to expose a newer, flatter surface. Since the water didn't leak out at first, we can assume that when filled and installed your bottle was damage free and functioning properly.

There is only one way for water to leak out of a "Vacuum-Valve" bottle with the ball-bearing tip. The vacuum, once having formed, has been broken. For water to leak out, air must leak in. Please see Question #3 above to learn about Vacuum Valves. There are two obvious reasons for a vacuum to be canceled: water bottle damage, or debris in the bottle. Water bottle damage is most often caused by 1): chewing pets opening a tiny hole in the bottle or cap that will allow the smallest amount of air to enter the bottle. This air entering the bottle cancels the vacuum seal, even if the hole is at the top of the water bottle above the water level. (Hairline cracks in the bottle or cap that also allow air exchange may occur if the water bottle is dropped.) So if your pet chews a hole into the bottle after it is on the cage, the water can all run out at once. The next most obvious reason is 2): debris that has been introduced by the pet into the drinking tube. This can be tiny flecks of feed that the animal or bird had in its mouth while it was drinking...the feed particles get shoved up into the tube by the pet and lodge between the ball and the inside of the drinking tube, preventing the ball from dropping down into the sealed position. Pet hairs, bits of bedding or small feathers have also been found lodged in this position, creating instant leaking. If neither of these reasons seems to be why your water bottle is leaking, remove the bottle and check the rubber gasket for wear or defects such as warping from being over-tightened. Check the cap for debris in the threads that screw it onto the bottle.
 

 

When the water bottle drinking tube gets clogged, what should I do?

For lack of a better word, "guck" is almost anything from small food particles to mineral deposits that build up inside the drinking tube. There are two very simple ways to clean the inside of the drinking tube. First, soak the entire cap assembly in a solution of 10 parts water and 1 part bleach for 30 minutes. This will start the cleaning process and dissolve any clinging algae or organic deposits caused by liquid vitamins or medications. Using a cotton swab or a pipe cleaner (also known as chenille stems at art and craft stores), wipe the inside of the drinking tube, pulling any debris out towards the open end of the drinking tube. Clean the tube from both ends using this method and soak it again in the bleach solution for about 10 additional minutes. Rinse the cap assembly very well. Using this method, it is sometimes quite surprising how much "guck" can be removed from a drinking tube that appears to be clean. With the inner surfaces cleaned and free of any debris that can interfere with the ball bearing's free movement, the drinking tube should return to non-leaking full function.
 

How do I clean my water bottle?

Plastic water bottles should be hand washed in soapy water (just like doing your dishes) and rinsed well. A bottle brush should be used to remove any “slime-build up”. It is recommended you clean your bottle weekly. A small amount of bleach helps to disinfect the bottles if desired, just add a few drops to your water and rinse well, 10 parts water and 1 part bleach is recommended. Commercial disinfectants are often sold through veterinarians.

Glass Water bottle with wide mouths (they look like old fashioned milk bottles but are not the same), can be put in the dishwasher, but a good scrubbing with a brush is also recommended. They should be cleaned weekly and can be disinfected with the same bleach solution as your plastic bottles and tubes.

 

Can a Lixit Bird water bottle stopper be washed in the dishwasher?

Can a Lixit Bird water bottle stopper be washed in the dishwasher and/or wash by hand in lukewarm soapy water? Please e-mail me about cleaning the stopper. Thanks for your help with this matter.

Our answer: Dear Reginald:

You can wash the stoppers in the dishwasher, but it will cause them to wear out sooner than if you just use hot soapy dish water. Don't soak stoppers in bleach.

 

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