Drinking Bottles & Water Bowls for Hamsters

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Easily buy your Hamster Drinking Bottles & Water Bowls at DRD Knaagdierwinkel® The online Hamster Webshop for your Hamster!

For drinking bottles for your Hamster you have come to the right place in our Hamster webshop . Here you will find different types and brands of drinking bottles and food bowls for an attractive price. Ordering is quick and easy in our Hamster webshop.

How can a Hamster be given water?

The most well-known way of giving water is the drinking bottle. This is easy to attach to the enclosure and gives the hamsters access to their drinks all day long. A drinking bottle is also very hygienic, as no dirt can get into it. It is very important that the drinking bottle is cleaned regularly, otherwise algae and bacteria can grow in it. These microorganisms are harmful to the health of hamsters.

Hygienic
Always access to water
Controllable water intake

Another major advantage of a drinking bottle is that you can control your water intake. So you can clearly see how much your hamsters drink and that is important to monitor their health. Animals that are sick and no longer drink are extra vulnerable and can quickly end up in mortal danger due to dehydration.

Can a food bowl be used as a water bowl for the Hamster?

It is also possible to give the Hamster water from a drinking bowl. It is very important that the drinking bowl is changed several times a day and placed on a stable surface. Unfortunately, placing a water bowl on the ground cover is not an option because the hamster will then undermine it.

Is a water bowl dangerous for young animals?

Yes, a food bowl that is used as a water bowl can be dangerous for young animals. This is the case if a litter has been born and the young have already started to walk around a bit, then there is a chance that they will end up in the water bowl with all the consequences that entails. If there is a nest, we recommend placing the water bowl on a platform where the young cannot reach and only offering it when the young are big enough to drink independently from a water bowl.

As shown in the image above, the drinking bottle for Hamsters can be hung in two ways. One way forces the Hamster to stand on its hind legs, as it were, and the other way gives the animal the opportunity to drink on all four legs. What is better? Can you also hang the drinking bottle somewhere in between? We answer all your drinking bottle questions!

How Do Dwarf Hamsters and Hamsters Drink in the Wild?

Hamsters get a large part of their moisture from their diet . seeds, plant parts and insects naturally already contain some moisture. This is also possible at our home. After all, food always contains some moisture, there is no such thing as completely dry, otherwise it would be dust. For example, if you also give your hamster green food, he will get a larger part of the required moisture from the green food. You may then notice that your hamster drinks less. This is because he gets sufficient nutrition from his green food. Living insects such as mealworms also contain a lot of moisture. However, it remains important to always offer a water source in the form of a drinking bottle or a water bowl.

Another way that Dwarf Hamsters and Hamsters drink is by licking the dew drops from plants or catching them with their paws. The hamsters have to stand upright for this and they do that well! A hamster, other than a guinea pig, is made to stand upright. Its entire structure is tailored to this and so standing upright is a natural position for a hamster. Drinking from a drinking bottle actually imitates the animals' natural way of drinking.

Drinking from a water bowl seems like a natural position, but in the wild hamsters rarely encounter puddles of water from which they drink. After all, it is very dry in the desert and moisture must be sought in other ways.

Can a Hamster get a neck hernia from drinking from a drinking bottle?

No absolutely not. Not a single case has been documented yet and in practice this is not possible. In our blog " Neck hernia due to drinking bottle in rodents & rabbits " we further explain why this is not possible.

How high should the hamster's drinking bottle hang?

As we mentioned earlier, the drinking bottle can be hung in two ways , namely slightly higher so that the hamster has to stand or slightly lower so that he can drink on all four legs. Both ways are good, but anything in between can be annoying for the hamster because he cannot stand on his hind legs or on all fours, so it is not quite it.

We know this can be a challenge due to the ground cover, so it can be useful to hang the drinking bottle in a place with a stable surface. So a place where the hamster is stable, for example a plateau or in a sandy part of the enclosure.

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