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Old 05-03-2018, 10:43 AM   #1
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hello everyone,
I was just reading stuff about hamsters and loads of people are saying that their hamsters sleep on them instantly.
Why will Sherbet not do this?
He is so energetic and is running around like crazy when I am typing this out.xD
Is there any way I can get him to fall asleep on me or is it not possible.
I have tried the hamster music but it does on work at all.
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:59 AM   #2
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Why force him to sleep? It is better to let him be and he'll sleep whenever he wants to.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:22 AM   #3
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nope, falling asleep on people is completely a personality thing.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:28 AM   #4
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Each ham is totally different. Each individual has different preferences and personalities. Some hamsters always feel completely at ease falling asleep on their hamparent; whereas, others do this once in a while, and others never do. It just depends on your particular hamster. It is definitely best to have your hamster decide if and/or when he is feeling the desire to sleeping on you. Whether or not it happens, it doesn't necessarily equate to the level of bond you share with one another. Hammies can be extremely tame, comfortable, and have an extremely loving, close bond with their hamparent without even sleeping on them once.

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Old 05-06-2018, 01:41 PM   #5
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Ghost sleep when he is out of his cage and using me as a climbing frame? I have no chance of that, he has even climbed up onto my head once and then tried tobogganing down my back....!
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:22 AM   #6
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Some hamsters seem to have a more lazy, laid back approach to life and those are the ones that seem to have fallen asleep on me but they're also the ones that seem to be less bothered about running on their wheels or running around exploring during playtimes.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:54 AM   #7
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It depend upon their individual personality whether they will decided to sleep on you or not. However age does play a factor to. So there is nothing to do which can you do to encourage this behaviour unfortunately.
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:02 PM   #8
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I'm curious - what's hamster music?
I'm fairly sure Harvs will never fall asleep on me - he's all about the climbing.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:28 PM   #9
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Our current syrian wouldn't sleep on you. When they're out of the cage they generally like to be active. Our last syrian would go to sleep on you but only between 8.30pm and 10pm and only under a blanket
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:32 AM   #10
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Two of my syrians have slept on me. One preferred resting on one of my hands with the other over the top of him and did so from a young age, and the second needed a blanket and a chew beside him for when he woke. The second was a elderly when he started this and would often sleep on me for 2-3 hours.

But out of the twelve I've owned, they are the only two that have ever done that. They were my first and second hamsters. From what I can tell, it really does come down to personality. I imagine my current boy, Wallace, would shred a blanket or my fingers if I tried to keep him still.
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