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Lethargic Hamster

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by IsabellaKing00, Oct 30, 2020.


  1. IsabellaKing00

    IsabellaKing00 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi my hamster seems to be sleeping alot more and eating/ stashing more food. He just isn't himself and he's less than a year old. Any advice is appreciated??
     
  2. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums VIP

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    Hamsters always stash food so wouldn't worry about that. Just hold off feeding him for a few days so his stash starts to go down this keeping it fresh.

    Hamsters are nocturnal so it's completely normal to not see them much when you're awake. I almost never see Nikolai or Ghost, but my room comes alive at 1am :)

    Is the room a stable temp and is remaining warm enough? Is the cage away from drafts and radiators?

    Can I see the cage set up? He may be bored? Hope this helps
     
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    Knighterist PetForums Member

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    I use a security camera with night vision to spy on my hamster and check videos in the morning. I got worried he wasn't quite himself but turns out at 2-4am he's very busy on his wheel. :)
     
  4. IsabellaKing00

    IsabellaKing00 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the response, ive attached his cage set up. I've had him for over 3 months so I've become used to how little I see of him during the day but I'm awake quite later and wake up early and I've seen less of him than usual. When I take him out for a bit he used to play alot but now he tends to find a dark spot and fall asleep. My room is consistently warm and he's away from drafts. I think it's just the change in day length causing this but I wanted to check. IMG_20201101_144139.jpg
     

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    IsabellaKing00 PetForums Newbie

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    I might try this to make sure he's still doing something during the night. Thanks for the response.
     
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