Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
I had this issue with Doran.
Word from the wise. The water bottles with the attached bottle (gravity waterers) do NOT help. My kitchen had a lake, and that dumb thing lasted less than 1 week before I returned it.
What DID help was a big rock in the dish. I picked a smooth one, with a fairly flat bottom so it wouldn't tip, I boiled it (to sanitize), then stuck it in the dish. It worked well until Doran got big enough that he could pull it around anyways. *sigh*
Then we got a fountain. Now, Doran was a good boy with the fountain when Mommy was home. So, naturally, Mommy thought it was working. What I didn't know was that once Mommy left Doran was pushing the fountain out of it's little raised alcove, so the water was making a lake that he could play in. Seriously. He's never once done this while I'm at home. But about every 6 months or so he does it to my SO. Bratcat.
The fountain generally works, once Doran got over playing in the waterfall anyways (about a week). So we've stuck with it. My vote goes to the fountain...but make sure it sits flush with the floor, not inside a little cubbyhole with a 1 inch ledge...
catloverami...I tried the weighted bowls. He just dug the water out anyways...without pulling it away from the wall first. In an old house that did bad things for the drywall.