do hamsters drink water?...

Denmark
December 8, 2006 5:09am CST
i have a hamster for some months now and i heard that i must not give him water or he will die...recently i did a google search about hamsters and i found a page where it sais he must have fresh water every day..now i am confused..does anybody know?
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
8 Dec 06
They absolutely do need fresh water. They make certain water bottles especially for smaller creatures like hamsters, mice, and bunnies. The bottle usually hangs from the side of an aquarium or cage. The water bottle allows only one drip at a time, so they don't drown... that is the only reason I can think of someone advising you not to kill your hamster with water (maybe they used a bowl and drowned theirs?) It never hurts to research, when in doubt. Here are some great sites I found on hamster care: http://www.hamsterhideout.com/allabthams.html http://www.aspca.org/site/DocServer/Hamster_Care.pdf?docID=1663 http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pets_hamstercare Did you name him/her yet?
• Denmark
8 Dec 06
yep,her (i think) name is kiki lol...so much for originality huh:P
• Denmark
8 Dec 06
ohh forgot to thank you for the links..i am checking them out right now,thats why i forgot:)
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I didn't know hamsters don't need water. All I know is all animals need water. Whoever told you that, needs to get his facts straight.
• Denmark
9 Dec 06
well,i heard,not from one single perso,that hamsters die if they drink water..so i only gave him vegetables and fruits so he takes the water from there..he is still alive and healthy and active:)
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@meeoww (1174)
• United States
8 Dec 06
All living things need water. I used to have hamsters, they drank water. Check into your local pet store for hamster care books. Aloha!
• Denmark
8 Dec 06
some people told me they die if i give them water,that is why i was afraid to do so,...i was adviced to give him cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables from where he takes his water,and he is still alive lol...
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• China
16 Oct 08
Hi, hamster need water ,be care of it ,thanks for your discussion!!
• Singapore
16 Oct 08
No! You definitely must give your hamster water. Maybe that person who told you hamsters who drink water will die was talking about the depth of the water bowl? Perhaps his hamster dropped in and drowned. Anyway, I still think you should give your hamster fresh water everyday. ( My hamster drinks water and he is still fine ) You can buy a hamster water bottle and hang it somewhere in the cage. Do make sure your hamster can reach it. If you want to use a water bowl, you can use something that is heavier so the bowl will not tilt and water does not spill onto your hamster's fur. You must change the water in the waterbowl every few hours or so as bedding can easily get into the bowl. Just have to make sure that fresh water is available to your hamster at all times. I don't think you should depend on the cucumber's water to feed your hamster. I mean I think it will make your hamster's poop soft and liquid-like. The vegetables should just be added to his diet in small amounts. Happy mylotting to you!
@djbtol (5496)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Nope. A hamster that is well cared for will only drink Gatorade. On his birthday he can have Jolt.