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Old 12-26-2020, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default Adult syrian water consumption

How much water should a adult syrian consume daily? Anyone have a educated guess? Ours isn't doing well and we resorted to giving her water with syringe. And we just wondering about how much to give her. Vet isn't in until Monday.
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Old 12-26-2020, 11:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Adult syrian water consumption

Probably around a teaspoonful, maybe a bit more for a Syrian, they don’t need a lot.
Have you tries something like cucumber if she’s eating? They will often get a lot of their fluid intake from fresh veg.
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Old 12-27-2020, 03:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Adult syrian water consumption

Is she very old? Their water consumption increases a lot when they get older due to failing kidneys- they also pee more. I would let her drink as much as she wants- so if she will drink it from a teaspoon or syringe, just keep filling it up till she doesn’t want any more. If she is old and not very well/not drinking independently, it may be that she is reaching her time and end of life. If she is not old then I hope the vet solves the issue. Old is anything from 18 months onwards. At two they are the equivalent of an 80 year old human.
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:11 PM   #4
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Probably around a teaspoonful, maybe a bit more for a Syrian, they don’t need a lot.
Have you tries something like cucumber if she’s eating? They will often get a lot of their fluid intake from fresh veg.
We give her plenty of fresh veggies every day. Actually ive been boiling fresh veggies and then mashing them into paste for her. But the cucumber thing im definitely gonna try. THANKS!
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:15 PM   #5
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Is she very old? Their water consumption increases a lot when they get older due to failing kidneys- they also pee more. I would let her drink as much as she wants- so if she will drink it from a teaspoon or syringe, just keep filling it up till she doesn’t want any more. If she is old and not very well/not drinking independently, it may be that she is reaching her time and end of life. If she is not old then I hope the vet solves the issue. Old is anything from 18 months onwards. At two they are the equivalent of an 80 year old human.
She was a rescue hamster and the previous owners told us she was a year old when we got her in July. So she would be around 18months if they were correct. And I am giving her from syringe and will let her drink as much as she wants. She is on medication so hopefully the water helps her expell kidneys. We are thinking she is close to the end but then everytime we do, she rebounds and has some really good days! So here is to hoping she makes recovery. Thanks for help, we just forgot to ask Vet last week how much water she should be consuming.
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