Honey, are you sleep-nomming again?

Oh, Honey. [Shaking head]

Honey you’re SLEEP-NOMMING.

Daniel M and Jenniflower, it’s OK, it’s OK. Go back to bed.



  1. Ees eet a hammeh?

  2. OMG! That has got to be the most adorable thing ever. Melvin kicks his feet about when he’s sleeping. It’s pretty funny.

  3. maralisil says:

    Dreaming something exciting, that’s for sure!

  4. chanpon says:

    The twitching! The handsies and feetsies hanging in mid-air! The little nom-nom mouth movements! Keel mee now, why don’t you, Mr. Hammie!!

  5. I’m glad I’m not the only one who does this.

  6. Of course, I don’t look as cute (it’s the drooling).

  7. chet, ruby, and miaoux's mommeh says:

    hi Mouchois hi!

  8. did someone call for Mr. BiteGuard?

  9. Leslie T. says:

    (This is JUST slightly offtrack, but it’s the closest I’ve seen to an accurate match for my question). Have the Staff of CO considered adding a link over in the list of related sites,
    to Cutethingsfallingasleep?? Now, he has a whole little presentation there about how he strongly prefers adding vids of the EFFORTS of something/someone cute to AVOID drifting off to sleep… nonetheless….Query?
    Signed, Lover of cute things falling OR already asleep.

  10. Kathleen in Canada says:

    Mmm… sniff… sniff… I think I smell clover!

  11. Malinki says:

    IIRC, rodents (rats at least) write memories, patterns of mazes for instance, while they’re sleeping. They go over and over what they learned, and store it in that tiny, cute leetle brain.

  12. It’s a Gummy Bear, memorizing his lyrics,
    “Oh, I’m a Gummy Bear
    Yes, I’m a Gummy Bear!
    Oh, I’m a yummy, chummy, funny, lucky Gummy Bear.
    Don’t call me jelly bear, ‘cuz I’m a Gummy bear,
    Oh I’m a movin’, groovin’, jammin’, singin’ Gummy Bear
    Haha duba duba yum yum … “

  13. Do hamsters dream of sheep?

  14. Katrina says:

    Check out A-Bao sleeping 2 it is A- BOY hamster. Why do I type it like that? Have a gander!

  15. Hammy has a very nice big bed on which to lay (lie?). He is very well loved, and dreaming of playing the title role in the upcoming remake of “Flowers for Algernon.”

  16. i love how he’s just flopped in the middle of the table/bed/large flat area. nomnomnomnom

  17. This reminds of the time I found my hamster sleeping upside-down with his belly exposed.

  18. It’s like he just tipped over into the snooze posish.

  19. It’s a good thing that I don’t have a hamster at home, because I’d never get anything done ever. They’re just too darn cute!

  20. Leslie T. says:

    pyrit — are those lyrics timed to some favorite song of yours???


  21. Leslie T. says:

    or maybe I should have ref to them as verses ..sorry

  22. I’m sorry to wake hammie but I must peeck heem up and snorgle that soft sweet belleh!!

  23. kibblenibble says:

    Katrina: I took your advice, and…OMG! I’ve never had a hammie, so I have to ask: Is that the normal size for those things? He seems rather, ahem, generously proportioned for such a wee pocket pet. 😦

  24. Jimbeaux says:

    That belleh cries out for a soft poke!



  25. Espilonarge says:



  26. Sharon Wilson says:

    This is exactly how my kitteh looked when she was dreaming!

  27. Katrina says:

    kibblenibble- neither of the boy hamsters I’ve had have been that endowed. But hey, maybe because they were babies? I have seen rats with glands that large but well, this is new for me, too! Rodent specialists- please weigh in!

  28. Yes – hammies have ginormous boy-bits. Big pink ones. My last one liked to sleep all smushed up in a corner with them pressed against the glass – I was like “wow – that’s attractive”

  29. kibblenibble says:

    Thanks Katrina and Wendy! Never a day goes by that I don’t learn something from the folks on CO! Plus, you’ve saved me from potential future embarrassment. I can imagine myself adopting a male hammie someday, noticing the abnormally large…parts, and making a frantic visit to the vet, yelling, “Doc, what’s wrong with my baby?” Of course, the vet would get a laugh out of it. 🙂

  30. janet2buns says:

    I have had many hammies over the years and I’ve never seen one sleep out in the open like that. They’re usually rolled tightly up in a hidey hole. I never realized the KYOOT I’ve been missing out on!!

  31. Heh. Hammie wakes up: “I just had the strangest dream. I was eating a giant marshmallow. Hey, where’s my pillow?”

  32. what a strange angle to take the video.

  33. 5^^now8ing says:

    Is that a lace tablecloth he’s sleeping on? Glad I’m not the only one who (unofficially) lets the beasts sleep on the table.

  34. @Gwenny, they dream of ELECTRIC sheep (so we know they’re not androids).

  35. Sooooo adurabuhls! If you go to the YouTube channel, they also have “A-bao running,” “A-bao running Part 2,” “A-bao tired after his run,” among others. @Katrina-I didn’t see what you were talking about until I saw “A-bao playing with his eggs (seriously, they call it “eggs”) and washing his face,” and um, WOW. Is that normal??

  36. Kathleen in Canada says:

    @ Leslie T.

    The Gummy Bear song is a cute computer-animated video on YouTube. It’s in a whole bunch of languages but I found the short-short English version pyrit was quoting. A warning though… if you click on the link you will have the lyrics running through your mind for hours 🙂

  37. kibblenibble says:

    Yes, apparently so, Crafty. See Wendy’s comment (#29, above) for details. 😮

  38. HAHAHA that’s the cutest thing ever! my dog does that too, but not as cute.

  39. OMG he’s not sleeping, I’m pretty sure he’s having a seizure. My late hammy used to do that. It’s not normal behavior.

  40. It’s amazing to think that such a “simple” creature dreams, isnt it?

  41. Katrina says:

    I don’t think those are seizures, no, I’m not a vet, but I think seizures would look different. This looks like every animal companion I’ve ever seen who is dreaming. His movements seem to mimic running and chewing, activities that he would be doing in his waking hours. Seizures look different. IMHO.

  42. Leslie T. says:

    @Kathleen —

    Thanks for the answer to my deeply philosoph. question & for the content warning. I was brave enough to review the materials you provided ….
    It made me think of MC Hammer on Helium …& I was only *MODERATELY* alarmed by the “Gummy Bear Bu__Crack ” flash just before the closing notes.

    (Walks away, head shaking in disbelief)

  43. hahaha

    very cute la

  44. *gasps* I want to give it a mini-snorg!!!! SO F-ing adorable!!

  45. nightbusiness says:

    Aw! That’s absolutely adorkable! : D Animal’s behavior while asleep is really interesting to me.

  46. findingpointb says:

    Glad to know another creature out there is a sleep-nom’er. I’ve woken up many a roomate with my sleep chewing – I do it when I’m stressed! It’s so cute to watch animals sleep and dream 🙂 great video!

  47. kibbles says:

    What hamster just falls asleep in the middle of a table or whatever that is? Hahaha, poor fella.

  48. Maybe he’s just constipated? No one can really sleep comfortably with that kind of blockage going on…

  49. Lol that hamster is REALLY comfortable, trust me. Calm secure hamsters fall asleep just about anywhere. And they are so fluffy and chubby that even a table is comfy. Of course, they haven’t mastered the ‘sleep anywhere comfortably’ thing as good as cats.
    My hamster can sleep to the point of twitching violently, yelling and squeaking and even half opening her eyes. Then she’ll quiet down, wake up, do a reaaaal comfy stretch and curl in a ball to continue sleeping. So don’t worry, this is normal for hammies and shows that he is having a good life 😉

  50. This reminds me of Peaches. Is it normal to not want to have a hammie (even if they are cuter than any other little fluff I know) if that hammie died and I could do nothing about it? It still haunts me. Sometimes I feel guilty but there was nothing I could do. The little one counted on me and she died. Does anyone else feel this way?

  51. LisaLisa says:

    OMG, I think that’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

  52. Hey Theo, just checking to see if you are paying attention to your site here. Hope all is well.


    [I am indeed; you’re paying attention to your wind turbines, there? 😉 – Ed.]

    […which means “Editor”, which means “Theo”, in case it needs to be said]

    […also, you’ve got mail]

  53. Dave i know how u feel my little hamster Molly passed away a few months ago and i still cry sumtimes when i think about her and i feel guilty cuz she was the cutest little fluffy brownhamster and nothing could be cuter than her. 😦

    and thats a hamster on the vid.? i thought that was a rabbit…wow…shows how much i know

  54. The whisker twitch at the end was the best! It reminds me of an episode of the cartoon Angry Beavers, where Norbert discovered he was bed-biting.

  55. Thank you Kat for your kind words – I still think about little Peaches now and again!