do hamsters drink water?...
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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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?
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!