“ Brand: Drinky / Type: Small Pet Accessories „
A water bottle clearly a necessity when buying a small animal or rodent, so when I was buying the necessary items for the hamster I bought my daughter this was on the top of our list. I was amused by the name of Drinky Drinking bottle but no one bottle really stood out compared to any others in the shop so on account of the amusing name, I went for this one. I paid around £5 for it from Pets at Home, slightly expensive maybe but how much of a beating do water bottles take?
The bottle itself attaches easily to the side of the cage (as long as you have a wire cage), you poke the straw through the bars and slide the plastic catch across the inside bars. When it comes to re-filling, you slide the catch straight and remove. The design is nice, it has markings down the side to let you know how much water is in the bottle, I don't know if there is a reason for measuring their water but I never needed to use them. I have found that our hamster tends to chew the plastic catch, so sometimes the bottle will now slip sideways and leak water on the bottom of its cage. I have bought lots of toys for it to chew but for some reason it likes to chew its water bottle catch. I may buy a glass one with a metal wire to hold it on, at least she wont be able to chew that one.
I got this free with the cage from the pet shop that I bought my 2 dwarf hamsters from, the bottle holds 600mls of water, as it does have markings on the outside of the bottle. The bottle is transparent, with a white coloured lid, and a white clip for it to clip on the cage.
The water bottle is really easy to use, to fill it with water you just need to twist of the cap, fill with water and then screw it back on again, and then its ready to put on the cage. This is another pretty easy task, but to use this you do need to have a wired cage, to attach it just place it through the wire where you want it placing, then you have a little catch that you pull round to secure it. Once it is placed right then it can not be moved easily until you pull the catch back round again.
So far the bottle does seem pretty reliable and it does last pretty well, they seem to be able to drink from the bottle without any problems, and it has been dropped before and it did not break at all, so I would recommend this to buy as it does seem very good.
"Small pet drinking bottle with ball valve; attaches to cage bars"