Your little pet needs constant care. He should have a spacious cage or aquarium, healthy, balanced food, and, of course, clean water. And for this, your hamster will need a comfortable drinker. It can be made very simply with the help of available tools. To do this, you will need jar lids, empty baby food containers, and 5 minutes of free time.
The main thing to remember is that your pet must have constant access to clean water. Hamsters are unpretentious animals, and they gladly eat any grain feed, but they cannot do without water. They should receive it both in pure form - from a sippy cup, and in the form of vegetables and fruits, which, among other things, are a supplier of fiber.
How to make a comfortable drinking cup for your hamster? There are many options, you can choose to your taste. The easiest way is to put a jar of baby food on the bottom of the cage. She has a small size, and the hamster can easily reach the water. And at the same time, food, husks from seeds and animal droppings will not get there. It is imperative to change the water in the jar every day, or if you see that some kind of garbage has got into the jar.
Drinking bowls for parrots are very convenient for small rodents. They look like test tubes with a hollow in which water accumulates. These sippy cups are very practical, as the liquid in them is not contaminated and remains clean and fresh for a long time. But be sure to clean the tube with a small brush or piece of gauze wrapped around a stick every time you change the water. This will remove plaque from the sides of the cup and prevent harmful mold from forming.
If your hamsters have cubs, then at first they do not need additional liquid, the babies have enough mother's milk. But when they grow up, they will need water. Place a plastic lid from a 3-liter jar in the corner of the cage or behind the hamster house. Fill it with water. This tank is very convenient for the young, as the lid has low sides and even the smallest can reach the liquid. True, the water will have to be changed very often, since there is no protection from pollution here.
And most importantly, no matter what design of the sippy cup you would prefer, do not forget to change the water at least once a day. Stagnant, foul, liquid can lead to illness, and even death of the animal.