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Old 05-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Question Not using water bottle

Fluffy hasn't used the water bottle (and never did since I got him), I think he doesn't know how to use it, and I'm a bit concerned about it, what should I do?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Not using water bottle

Have you tried offering him a bowl of water? He should already know how to use either a bowl or a bottle so will almost definetly be fine with one of the two
He also may just be using it when you don't know
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Have you tried offering him a bowl of water? He should already know how to use either a bowl or a bottle so will almost definetly be fine with one of the two
He also may just be using it when you don't know
I tried using a water bowl, but when one of his whiskers touched the water, he ran away from it
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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Then its a pretty safe bet he knows how to use the bottle and just doesn't drink when you can see him doing it. Once you've had him a few days and he's still fine you'll know it
Hams drink so little its often hard to know they've been drinking anyway
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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Default Re: Not using water bottle

Just be careful if you put a bowl of water down for him. He may fall in or get into it like they do with their food bowl and its never good for them to get wet.
I'm sure he does drink out of the bottle, he might just be doing it at night or when your not around.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: Not using water bottle

Hello, how about putting a small bowl of water AND the bottle, if you mark the level of water on the bottle you will know if he is using it..

I used this on one of my hammies and it put my mind at rest.

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