Why Does My Hamster Sleep All Day?

Hamsters are creatures that have very different habits to us humans.

They do not sleep in long patches during the night time. As humans we are diurnal creatures who enjoy the day light.

However, hamsters don’t do this.

Instead, they sleep during the day time.

So why does my hamster sleep all day?

If you are finding that your hamster sleeps all day then don’t worry, this is nothing to be concerned about.

In fact, there are two reasons why a hamster sleeps all day

1.They are nocturnal animals

The truth is, that hamsters are by nature nocturnal creatures.

They will be at their most active during the night when they will enjoy running about, eating and chewing things.

They don’t mind going about their business in the dark and have an adaptive eye sight which means they can see things in pitch black.

It is within their character to sleep during the day.

However, they are very light sleepers.

As prey animals they wake up at a moment’s notice ready to get out of danger’s way.

They are used to doing this and it is something in built within who they are.

They will also sleep during the day during winter time.

2. It is winter and they have gone into a hibernation state

When it gets cold and when they start to feel unconformable they will go into a hibernation state where they will reside in their nest for long periods of the day and even the night.

Once the temperature starts to get warmer, then your hamster will start to become more active and get back to its normal state.

It much prefers temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and will feel much more comfortable in those kinds of surroundings.

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