Casper is one of a kind. He sleeps like a log, anywhere, doesn’t really use his cheeks to hoard and ‘scent-dances’ like a looney.
Well, Casper is deaf (we think).
Now this is quite difficult to prove as all hamsters are different and show different levels of responsiveness toward their owners but saying that, having another 2 hamsters to test my hearing-theories on seems to have shown that Casper really has absolutely no sense of hearing.
If you were to clap or click your fingers over Dexter’s sleeping head, he would jump a mile.
If you were to clap or click over his head while he was running on his flying saucer he would freak out.
Same story for Eve.
The sound of a click or a clap is enough to scare my other two hamsters noticeably.
For Casper, you could sound a fog-horn right over his sleeping head and he wouldn’t even twitch. You could clap behind his back and he wouldn’t even flinch in the slightest. He has no concept of sound!
All this means is that Casper is that wee bit more special. There is nothing we can do about it, we can’t even 100% prove it but we are pretty damn sure!