Photo's courtesy of Fort York and BlueMoon Cavies !
Do you have the automatic watering system or water
bottles ? this drip buster can be used for either, the purpose is to
eliminate those pesky water drainers who like to play with the nozzles
and unwanted drips from the nozzles from falling into the bedding
making the cage a soppy mess and than the cage requiring to be cleaned
every couple of days, using this inexpensive drip buster creation you
can eliminate this soppy mess and provide a nice dry bedding which lasts
much longer than before.
What is Needed !
Funnel (small gas funnel or kitchen funnel)
tubing to fit over end of funnel
Twist ties to attach funnel to cage
bucket to catch drips
First you need to measure the funnel to where you are
planning to place it, once you've measured the spot you need to begin
cutting the wire. see examples below of two different cuts to fit two
different sizes funnels.
Next step is to attach the funnel to the opening, if
your using the automatic watering system you may or may not need to cut
the funnel to allow room for the tubing or you may be able to place the
funnel underneath and not touching the tubing at all, below are two
examples of needing to cut the funnel to allow the tubing from the nozzle
to sit and where the tubing sits above, whichever works best for you, if
your using water bottles just adjust them above the funnel.
You can use any size or type of funnel, my personal
favorite are the black gas /oil funnels as they are sturdy and sit nice
and flush against the cage side and have a large enough hole that
everything will just fall through
Below are photo's of the completed drip buster set-up,
the tubing from the top cage sits in the bottom funnel and so on down and
the one tube from the bottom cage than goes into the bucket where all the
excess water drips are deposited thus providing a much more dry accommodation
for your cavies