The (SE3) Water Drinking Nipple is a popular valve for use with mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, birds and larger Rodents such as Rabbits, Ferrets, and Chinchilla's because it is so easy to activate. This model has a 3/16" barb connection for use with the Flex-Tube plumbing system. (A BCC1 cage Clip is normally used to secure this valve to the wire cage). The valve is made of solid brass, with a stainless steel stem.
How it Works: To drink, animals simply move the stainless steel stem by biting or licking, releasing water. When the animal releases the end of the stem, the spring located behind the stem head pushes the head back to the closed position, stopping the flow of water.
This type of nipple is great for low pressure or gravity fed watering systems water pressure should be kept under 8 PSI.
Easiness: This product is easy to take apart to clean and for the replacement of parts.