I use glass water bottles for my birds, they're cleaner, easier to sterilize, more hygenic for the birds, and just easier all around. I scrub them twice a week and change the drinking water every other day. What do you guys prefer?
I use glass bottles, but I still put the water dishes in because if they want to bath they can't do it with the bottles. I can not take their water dishes away, they have too much fun and make a big mess, but I love to watch.
i used to use dishes for both my fids, but switched to bottles a while back. lentil likes to dunk her pellets, and it's less messy for her to take a chaser from the bottle than "making soup", as enna put it, that simply reeks by the time i get home from work, lol. not only that, but she also liked to run into stokes' cage and mess up his water, then bail. :lol: then again, he gets even by running into her cage to eat all her food...lol. i left a "bathing dish" for them for a while, but they both seem to prefer a misting over a dip, so i quit doing that.
I use both. My water dishes are changed 2x a day and sterilized with boiling water. My bottles are changed every other day, although they are checked every day for blockage. Some birds will put a pellet in the end, so I do not rely soley on the bottles.