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Narla has started to slow down :(

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Maiisiku, Jul 28, 2009.


  1. Maiisiku

    Maiisiku Banned

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    I don't think there can be much that can be done about it. Narla was 2 months old when I got her from the pet shop (they told me she was from the last litter and no one wanted to take her home :( ) We have noticed that she's been sleeping a lot more recently and she's also a bit skinnier than useral. She still runs down and plays with her wheel, climbs in her cage and comes out to hug us. But she's sleeping a lot at night as well as in the day. I'm wondering if it's just old age or it may be something else? She'll be pushing on 6 months which is 1/3 of a syrian's average life span.
    What do you think?
     
  2. cassie01

    cassie01 PetForums VIP

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    i wouldnt think it was old age, more likley her teenage years lasted a bit longer and she has just matured enough to calm down a bit. i shouldnt worry too much, if shes happy in herself shes more then likely fine. could it be that shes in season, one of my females used to go a bit funny for a few days when she was in season.
     
  3. Neza

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    They do usually mellow out when they get older. That's most likely the cause.
     
  4. Maiisiku

    Maiisiku Banned

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    I hope so, thanks very much. I had a male Syrian last time and he just slept all day and then ran in his wheel all night.
     
  5. CreativeLC

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    She's not that old, im sure she'll be fine. Some hamsters just need more sleep than others. Try not to worry.
     
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