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Old 03-23-2021, 07:27 PM   #1
Poptartimus
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Default How to encourage drinking from a water bottle.

Hello fellow hamster lovers! A couple of days ago, I rescued two hamsters from unsafe living conditions the first of which is Muppet. Muppet is eating well so far and seems to be thriving, but I can't tell if she knows how to use a water bottle yet (there were only water bowls in the pet store cage). Does anyone have any suggestions or strategies to encourage this? Thank you so much!
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to encourage drinking from a water bottle.

I would give her a bottle and a bowl. It's always a good idea to have two water sources in case one fails.

All our hamsters have both and one of our dwarfs prefers the bowl, the others use both.
I put a pebble or glass marble large enough not to be pouched in the bowl so i don't have to worry that a tiny hamster could fall into it.

Muppet is a gorgeous little thing! Looking forward to see more of her.
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Old 03-25-2021, 04:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: How to encourage drinking from a water bottle.

Thank you for your help Ria! All of my previous hamsters knew how to use a water bottle. They have both water sources right now. I am working on finding a marble to put in Muppet's bowl since she is so small.
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