How long without water?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by sinkcar, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. sinkcar

    sinkcar New Member

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    I am taking care of a friend's adult rabbits while he is gone. Only one rabbit has a heated water dish and, although a room heater is running, the other water dishes freeze solid from evening feeding to the morning feed. The weather service has issued a winter storm warning for us tonight and my best guess is that it will take us until noon to get over to his house.

    Now I don't know how quickly the water freezes in that building but say it freezes by midnight, will going 12 hours without water cause any damage? If so, I can see if I can make any other arrangements but hopefully they will be ok.

    Any advice appreciated. Thanks!

    Bev C
     
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Well-Known Member

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    They will be ok. I water twice a day and make sure they drink their fill. Especially nursing does and does with litters.
     

  3. sinkcar

    sinkcar New Member

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    Thanks Tracy! I'll be sure to go over tonight and make sure they have fresh water. None of them are pregnant and there are no babies.

    Bev C