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Old 02-24-2015, 07:49 AM   #1
Hamster called Blob fluff
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Unhappy is she getting enough water

im worried my hamster isnt getting enough water or even any from her bottle. its a normal sized bottle and she is a dwarf hamster so can you get them for dwarfs? the water level isnt going down at all and sometimes if i can get it out myself by holding the bottle she runs over and drinks the bottle or even the drips if it drips on the floor? she seems happy and healthy, very active and sociable and curious im just worried she isnt getting enough water?
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: is she getting enough water

Can she actually reach the bottle ok?
I use the small "classic" bottles that I think are meant for mice for mine & they manage fine with those, if you have a bigger bottle she may be struggling to use it properly.
They don't drink much at all though & mine will often just drink the drops below the bottle.
You could try using a very small bowl, put it somewhere it won't get tipped up or full of substrate until you can get a smaller bottle.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: is she getting enough water

Hmm, if you tap the opening of the spout does water come out easily onto
your finger?
Like cypher said, maybe she needs a smaller bottle, or maybe it's
too high for her.
Hamsters don't seem to drink much , mine is a big syrian
and I only notice him drinking after a long sleep or a long run, ha ha.
Is cucumber okay for dwarfs? you could give a tiny slice of cucumber maybe once a week or so. Not very often, since you don't want to give her diarrhea.
I noticed Toby wasn't pooping as much a couple months ago, and a slice of cucumber fixed him right up. I think he was just dehydrated.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: is she getting enough water

How much water is in it if just about all the way it's fine because in the wild hamsters can survive days without water for days on end without water. At least thats what cc26 said. I trust her with my hamsters life.
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