Hi I adopted a Syrian Hamster from Pets At Home last month. He was up for adoption because he was only small and the other Syrian's were attacking him. I've had him for about 4 weeks now and he was very timid at first, running away every time I put my hand near to him but gradually we have got to the point were he will step onto my hand. He'll do this because he's desperate to get out of his cage. I bought the largest cage in the shop and have lots of boredom breakers in the cage for him - which he uses. I took him to the Vet 5 days after I got him and the Vet saw his cage and said it was definitely big enough. I'm concerned because he has started to show signs of what I think is distress when I put him back in his cage after he's been out in his ball which the Vet told me to use as often as possible. He runs around his cage in the same pattern over and over and has started biting the bars of his cage. What can I do? I think he just wants to escape the cage permanently. Should I let him run around my Living Room without the ball? If I do that he'll still not want to go back in his cage afterwards. Another thing I've noticed is he sleeps a lot. He generally wakes up about 8:30pm but sometimes it's later (after 9pm). Is this normal? I haven't had a hamster before and I'm worried - please help!