Everyone knows that in the summer heat, rabbit water bottles can get pretty dirty. Once algae starts growing on the inside of them the water tastes nasty and they need to be cleaned. My 9 year old son is in charge of the meat rabbits here, and his grandfather showed him neat little trick for cleaning rabbit water bottles without a lot of work. Here’s what he does…
This is a water bottle that has a lot of nasty algae build up in it.
The first step is to put a couple of inches of BBs in the bottle and fill it about half full of warm water…
After adding the BBs and water, he shakes them back and forth and up and down for about 1 minute.
Then he empties out the BBs and water (saving the BBs and putting them back in the container), and rinses it out with some fresh water. As you can see, it comes out looking as good as new. The BBs can be used over and over, and you don’t have to fight with (or replace) a bottle brush.