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Do you prefer water bottles or bowls for water?

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I think both work just fine for hamsters but it really comes down to the owner's preference. I have always used bowls myself. It can be a bit messy but I am reminded to clean out his water dish daily where I would forget to change his water for days when it was in a bottle.
 

Loveheart

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Water bottles work better for them. The only rodents I think do better with bowls are rabbits and guinea pigs. Mice, gerbils, hamsters and so on are too messy to use a bowl and have a habit of tipping them over.
 

Walkies

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Bottles seem to be better because they don't leave a mess of things. I think that Loveheart is right about bunnies and piggies. Both do better with bowls.
 

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Bottles are great in my opinion because they are easier to clean and fill. I always spill bowls and make messes with them. I think some rodents, even hamsters prefer bowls though.
 

MichaelNY

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Yeah, everything i've read suggests that bottles are better than bowls. They hold more water and get less messy!
 
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I am honestly not shocked here. I asked this question on reddit a few months back I think it was and most people said they prefer bottles over bowls. I guess I am one of few to prefer bowls over bottles!
 
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