Keep your hamster well hydrated with a hamster water bottle designed to make providing fresh water easy. Chewy offers lots of great hamster water bottles for sale, including bottles that mount to the cage, a freestanding water bottle, plus tip-proof hamster water bowl designs for hamsters who dislike bottles. Read on to learn more about the best ways to provide water for your pet.
A small animal water bottle is the most popular way people choose to provide water for their hamsters. The best hamster water bottles will feature a cage-mounted design to save space and a rust- and chew-resistant stainless spout with a no-drip ball closure design. Top-fill models make refilling extra easy, while large capacity reservoirs save time and trouble refilling. BPA-free plastic and glass bottles can also help ensure your pets aren’t being exposed to toxins in their water.
You may choose to serve water in a bowl instead of or in addition to a water bottle. This can be helpful for older or ailing pets who find sitting up to drink from a bottle difficult, or it may just suit a picky hamster’s personal preference. Look for tip-resistant bowls if you go this route and remember to change the water frequently to keep it fresh and clean. Some experts recommend using both a water bottle and a bowl, so there’s always water available in case a water bottle malfunctions or a bowl tips over.
In addition to providing several water sources in your hamster cages, you’ll need a one or two tip-resistant hamster bowls for serving hamster food, fresh veggies, hay and occasional hamster treats. Well-appointed hamster enclosures should also have a few cozy hideouts and beds for sleeping and privacy. Chewy has all the hamster supplies you need to keep your little buddy hydrated, fed, exercised and well-rested. Shop our great selection of hamster water bottles and start building the healthy and happy home your hamster deserves!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do hamsters need a water bottle?
Hamsters need a water bottle, a bowl, or both to drink out of. Although a water bowl will suffice, bottles are usually recommended because they keep the water cleaner, won’t tip over like bowls can and usually hold more. Some hamsters will drink more water if provided a water bottle, while others, including ailing or older pets, may find the bowl more comfortable for drinking. Experiment and see what works best for your hamsters if you are unsure, or consider providing both to encourage more drinking.
What is the best hamster water bottle?
The best hamster water bottles will feature a cage-mounted design to save space and a rust- and chew-resistant stainless spout with a no-drip ball closure design. Top-fill models make refilling extra easy, while large capacity reservoirs save time and trouble refilling. BPA-free plastic and glass bottles can also help ensure your pets aren’t being exposed to toxins in their water.
How often do I change my hamster's water?
Change your hamster’s water every day. Water in bowls can get dirty or tipped over, while water bottles can malfunction by leaking or jamming. Checking levels daily will ensure your hamster always has access to fresh water. Hamsters can get dehydrated easily, so it’s important to ensure they’re never without access to water.