You may have heard of ‘narcolepsy’ before today. There have been a few fascinating documentaries about the condition and it really raised awareness of this rare and life-changing disorder.
What is Narcolepsy?
A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep.
Now Casper is a weird one, we have established this. (And at some point next week I will post the potential reason why Cas is such a funny one – yes there is a reason! So don’t miss that one!)
Anyway until then, I have decided Casper is a narcoleptic hamster.
He doesnt even make it to his bed before he falls asleep.
I am not exaggerating. He will fall asleep anywhere. Any time. I have also considered that the fact he stays asleep when picked up sometimes could be explained by this condition.
Though I haven’t ever heard of it in hamster before but there must be a first for everything right?!
After googling ‘narcoleptic hamsters’ I have found people suggesting stress and trauma to be the cause of sudden bouts of sleepiness but Casper just isn’t stressed. He gets his ball exercise (which he has really taken in his stride by the way) and he has a big enough bed, fresh water and plenty of toys in his cage. So the fact he still manages to just zonk out at the drop of a hat is quite funny. Im not too worried, he is a happy hamster just sleepy sometimes ;D
And if you didnt believe me about the sleeping anywhere thing, here are the pictures to prove it:
I do love Casper, he just is so DOCILE!! :D
And this sleepy habit of his is just another cute string to his bow!
Weirdest place your furry has fallen asleep??? Let me know in the comment box below! And also make sure you follow the blog via email so you don’t miss out on the posts to come :D