Are All Hamsters Nocturnal? Are hamsters nocturnal? Hamsters are often described as nocturnal pets but most hamsters are in fact crepuscular. This means that they are most active during twilight, this is at dawn and dusk. Some species of hamsters will also have short periods of activity during the day.
Are any hamsters awake during day? For example, “Dwarf hamsters are known to be awake occasionally during the day while with Syrians it’s rather rare,” Ramsey says.
Should you wake a sleeping hamster? It is best to wake your hamster as close as possible to when they would normally wake (e.g., when it is approaching either dawn or dusk). Avoid waking your hamster when he is in a very deep sleep during the middle part of the day.
Are hamsters active at night? “Hamsters are nocturnal animals,” says Dr. Shermaine Wilson Cox, a small animal veterinarian based outside of Atlanta, Ga. “This means they are less active during the day and more active at night. They are really energetic and will exercise for three to four hours each night.”