why do hamsters sleep in the day

Why Do Hamsters Sleep In The Day? Most hamsters will go to sleep mid-morning and wake up periodically through the day in order to change positions, use the bathroom or if they are startled. He will begin to wake up during the early evening and be fully awake come night.

Should I let my hamster sleep during the day? Trying to alter your hamster’s sleep schedule is stressful for your pet and can cause poor health and unfriendly behavior. A hamster who is disturbed frequently during the day will become cranky and is likely to bite. “Just like us, the natural sleep schedule is always best,” Ramsey says.

Should I wake up my hamster during the day? 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.

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