Training Your Pet to Use the E-Z-Top Bottle
Position the water bottle next to the existing water dish. Allow water to form at the tip as a drip, triggering the ball-tip with your finger while your pet watches. To be certain your pet is using the water bottle, check the water level regularly. A decreasing water level and moist ball-tip indicate the pet is using the water bottle. Be sure the bottle is functioning properly, that the ball-tip is moving freely and water is being released. An empty or malfunctioning water bottle endangers your pet's health.
To assure your pet is comfortable and will drink its fill of water, the tip of the drinking tube should be positioned at the shoulder height of the average adult. If young babies are present in the cage, the water bottle may need to be lowered temporarily or a second bottle added for them.
Screw On Bracket Instructions
It is easier to mount the bottle by first inserting the drinking tube through the wire cage side or crate door. Add the screw-tight bracket by checking position of the bracket's snap-fit attachment, and tighten the screw fitting from inside the cage. This is the most secure mounting method. Once the screw on bracket is in place, simply snap the bottle on or off for cleaning. If your pet chews the screw fitting, simply coat it with a non-toxic bitter substance to discourage this behavior.
Hang On Bracket Instructions
Snap the bracket in one of the top 2 grooves in the bottle. Hang the bracket over the appropriate cross wire. After positioning the bottle with the hang-on bracket, the screw on bracket may be added for extra secure mounting that prevents the bottle from being pushed out and away from the cage.