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Russian Dwarf Sleeping

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Sharna Jade, Nov 21, 2020 at 11:38 PM.


  1. Sharna Jade

    Sharna Jade PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I purchased two baby male Russian Dwarf hamsters yesterday. They have obviously been sleeping all day, but even at this time now they’re sleeping.

    If I turn the lights off then they come out but as soon as I put my little lamp on they go back away to sleep. I’m wondering how I’m meant to interact with them when they constantly sleep even with a little bit of artificial light, I can’t see in the dark so I can’t really begin to create much of a bond. Is this normal, has anyone got any tips?
     
  2. Knighterist

    Knighterist PetForums Member

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    I think for now just let them settle in, you mentioned you only got them recently so maybe they aren't used to the environment yet. Gonna guess maybe they feel a bit insecure for the time being so giving them some time to settle in and used to the light etc., though the more senior members may correct my guess :)
    I have a dual mode light in my living room where my hamster resides and I notice the white light discourages him to come out whilst the yellower lighting is a bit more hamster friendly.
     
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