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Old 01-31-2016, 06:54 PM   #11
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Default Re: Bedding getting wet?

Petsmart has a great water bottle. I tried to get you the link but their website is acting up right now. Send me a PM to remind me to send it to you later!
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:25 PM   #12
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The water bottle I purchased yesterday was this one. It had great reviews so I thought it would work good. I may just have terrible luck.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:58 PM   #13
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How much water is supposed to come out at a time? And how much do dwarf hamsters drink.
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:18 AM   #14
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Most bottles drip a little but water should only come out when the ham licks the spout, if you run your finger over the tip of the spout water should flow out.
How much depends on diet, about a teaspoon is normal but if they have access to fresh veg they will drink a little less water as they are getting some from the veg.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:53 AM   #15
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I believe this one is popular in the US (and is it Jenibelle has one?). Bottles are a total pain sometimes. I would rather have one drip a bit than not let enough water out, but yes any bedding that has got wet needs to be removed (just a handful maybe in that area until the wet area is gone - and replaced with a dry handful or two) or it will go mouldy. I also have a stone under the bottle - it doesn't matter if that gets wet. I wouldn't use a dish though as the water in that can get contaminated easily.

I think most bottles drip a bit - and if they don't drip some can not let water out easily, which is something I'm paranoid about too. For now just put something under the current drippy bottle until you get something else that works well (like the one below maybe). Sometimes if a bottle doesn't let water out well, leaving it very slightly unscrewed and only 2/3 filled can help the water come out easier. I tap my finger under it to check water is coming out easily. If you unscrew it too much, the water leaks out - it's finding the right level of tightness or looseness. : Kordon/Oasis (Novalek) SOA80304 Bell Bottle and Hold Guard Small Animal Value Set, 4-Ounce, variety colors : Pet Water Bottles : Pet Supplies
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:19 AM   #16
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A small bowl under a dripping water bottle will keep the substrate dry. If the dripping is minimal the hamster may liick up the drips out of the bowl.

Temperature changes can make a bottle drip. I had a good water bottle, but it would drip, but only in summer.
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