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Old 10-25-2018, 03:04 PM   #1
MuffyTheSyrian
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Question Travelling hamster!

So i'm travelling with my hamster on a reasonably long journey (Roughly 2/3 hours) and, as usual, I was preparing to put her in a travel box (usually much shorter journeys) until I realised this has no water bottle access!!

Any ideas for hydration/water access so she doesn't get stressed on the journey?!
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Travelling hamster!

2-3 hours is absolutely fine. Just put a block of cucumber in there, that’s enough to keep her hydrated. Make sure to add lots of bedding and nesting material too.
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Travelling hamster!

As Mango said Cucumber would be the best option, apart from the fact my hamsters absolutely loved it, its a great source of hydration.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Travelling hamster!

I triple what everyone else said. Make sure that there is no heavy or seramic hides in there. Your better off useing plastic ones. You can also scatter around some of her regular food. Hope your journey goes smoothly!
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:59 AM   #5
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Default Re: Travelling hamster!

Most exhibitors prefer to use cucumber in show pens at shows because they are particularly good for providing hydration during the day (show pens don't have water bottles).

My hamsters have frequently travelled journeys of around 2 hours without much of an issue and they often go to sleep so extra nesting material is always a good option and if you want to provide them with a hide then a cardboard box placed in their carrier often works well and is light enough not to cause issues if it were to fall on your hamster.
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