Like most other animals, hamsters
can suffer from strokes. More often than
not, they commonly occur at night, while they are active in
their cage. The usual signs of stroke are an inability to
walk in a straight line, as they will appear to walk in a
slight circle, they will keep their head tilted, and may fall
It is possible for a hamster to recover
from a stroke. Careful and watchful care over them needs to
be done for this to be possible. A hamster suffering from
a stroke will most likely 'forget' to eat and drink, and this
needs to be facilitated for them. The most important thing
for them to recover is food and water. If you notice your
hamster not eating, you will need to hand feed them, and take
them to their water.
If taken care of properly, your hamsters health
should begin to improve in a few days. You should see an increase
in appetite, and they will being eating by themselves more
and more, and they will start to walk straighter.
If no improvement is noticable, take your hamster to the
vet immediately so that they can evaluate its condition.