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Hamster Water Bottle Review

 

 

A water bottle is an essential item for a hamster cage. It is recommended that a water bottle be used to give your hamster access to water, with the spout fitted to the cage at the right height for your hamster to reach. It is preferred over a dish containing water as a dish is easily fouled and hamsters may become wet which can lead to illness.

Most cages bottles are easily attached the to wire of the cage, or to a mesh panel on the tub. Some moulded cages have special holes added to allow water bottles to be attached, however a few of them (and of the tank cages) do require something other than wire to be used. There is a bottle featured that uses suction cups which solves this issue. Others mentioned can be hung from the top mesh due to their design. Most can be stuck to the side of the cage by the use of stick on velcro which is applied to the side of the home and the bottle. For more info on hamster housing options please visit our Hamster homes review.

When traveling waterbottles tend to leak and it is best to remove them. Whilst traveling you can give your hamster a piece of vegetable to eat as a water source. Vegetables are used in show pens to profide water for the hamster, green vegitables like broccoli tend to be the favorites used. For more information on what you can feed a hamster and other general care tips, please visit our General Care page.

Water bottles come in many sizes. For hamsters either the 'hamster' or 'mouse' sizes often work best. Below is a list of a wide range of different bottle options. The bottles are listed in no particular order. If you have a bottle type you would like to see listed, please contact us and suggest it!

 

Standard Hamster water bottle

hamster water bottle

Size: 140 ml

Features: simple clear bottle design, plastic with metal spout featuring double ball technique. Includes wire to attach to cage/mesh. Suitable for syrians and dwarfs, however may be too large for some low level dwarf caging (ie underbed storage tubs)


Standard Mouse water bottle

mouse water bottle

Size: 75 ml

Features: simple clear bottle design, plastic with metal spout featuring double ball technique. Includes wire to attach to cage/mesh. Suitable for syrians (if water level checked regularly) and dwarfs.

 

Ferplast Sippy water bottle Small

sippy bottle small

Size: 100ml

Features: Clear design, metal spout with a metal stick rather than balls. Fixings allow the bottle to be attached to wire cages and flat surfaces (though suction cups are required.) The plastic is harder than in many water bottle designs so less likely to be chewed, however it does shatter. Suitable for syrians and dwarfs, however may be too large for some low level dwarf caging (ie underbed storage tubs)

 

Trixie Honey and Hopper Glass Water Bottle

Trixie glass bottle

Size: 125ml

Features: Design is 'chew proof' with its glass bottle, metal cap and spout. Uses ball valve.
Secure attachment by tension spring slot and wire holder. Water lever easily monitored by looking at the floater. Suitable for syrians and dwarfs, however may be too large for some low level dwarf caging (ie underbed storage tubs)

 

Trixie bottle with top hole

top hole bottle

Size: 100ml

Features: Simple clear bottle design, plastic with metal spout featuring double ball technique. Includes wire to attach to cage/mesh. Top hole can allow bottle to hang from a wire lidded home.Suitable for syrians and dwarfs

Living World Green Water Bottle (glass) Small

living world glass bottle

Size: 177ml

Features: Made from recycled glass. Design is 'chew proof' with its glass bottle, metal cap and spout. Uses ball valve.  Flat back with spring attachment holds bottle securely in place. Water lever easily monitored by looking at the floating carrot. Suitable for syrians and dwarfs, however may be too large for some low level dwarf caging (ie underbed storage tubs)

 

Colourtone Standard Hamster water bottle

coloured bottle

Size: 150ml 

Features: Colourful version of the standard bottle. Simple clear bottle design, plastic with metal spout featuring double ball technique. Includes wire to attach to cage/mesh. Suitable for syrians and dwarfs, however may be too large for some low level dwarf caging (ie underbed storage tubs)

Living World Eco Plus (Glass) Water Bottle

living world eco glass

Size: 177ml

Features: Made from recycled glass. Design is 'chew proof' with its glass bottle, metal cap and spout. Uses double ball-bearing.  secure spring attachment and hanger. Water lever easily monitored by looking at the lever indicator. Suitable for syrians and dwarfs, however may be too large for some low level dwarf caging (ie underbed storage tubs)

Savic Source Water Bottle

savic source

Size: 300ml 

Features: Simple clear bottle design, plastic with metal spout featuring double ball technique. Top filling. Suitable for syrians


Kerbl Glass Water Bottle

kerbl glass bottle

 

Size: 50ml

Features: Glass bottle with holder for cages and suction holder for smooth surfaces. Rather small size.


Rotastak Water Bottle

rotastak bottle

Size: 150ml

Features: For use with Rotastak style cages. Plastic with metal spout, ball technique. Includes bung and clip to attach to cage

 

Habitrail OVO Water Bottle

OVO bottle

Size: 450ml?

Features: For use with the OVO style cages. Large overhead reservoir with a metal nozzle. Gravity system (no balls)

 

Superpet Bottle Critter Deluxe

critter trail bottle

Size: 147ml

Features: Designed for CritterTrail homes, uses a 'drip-resistant spring-loaded sipper'. Hard to guage how much water has been drunk due to the lack of transparancy.

 

Standard holdguard for 236ml bottle

water bottle hanger

Size:

Features: Allows you to place a water bottle where it could other wise be difficult. Installs easily on the inside of wire, glass or wooden cages. The metal helps prevent gnawing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by A. Workman © 2014

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