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Old 07-12-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default Trying to put her water bottle in her pouch?

Yesterday I witnessed Mira trying to fit her water bottle in her pouch! she wasn't drinking it she was trying to shove all of it in her mouth, is this normal? I'm still new to hamsters and I've never seen misty or any of my foster hamsters trying to do this. How can I stop her? I don't want her to hurt herself and I noticed her trying to do the same today. Thank you
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Trying to put her water bottle in her pouch?

Are you able to move the bottle up a bit? She might be chewing it if it is too low maybe? Otherwise you may need to give her a bowl
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Trying to put her water bottle in her pouch?

is she wont leave it alone I would give a water bowl for a while as they can become fascinated with the water bottle and try to drink it all or chew on it and make themselves and the bedding wet both arnt good. then I would after a while of having a bowl bring the water bottle back as they tend to not be so interested in it. if the interest starts again swich them back and forth,
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:22 AM   #4
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Default Re: Trying to put her water bottle in her pouch?

If you can find a suitable bowl & somewhere stable to put it where it won't get knocked over or filled with substrate I find they do fine with a bowl, mine actually seem to prefer a bowl to a bottle given the choice.
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