to Tame Your Hamster
Taming can be a long process,
don't expect your hamster to suddenly like be handled over night.
It can take weeks or even months depending on the hamster. When
you first get your hamster leave it alone for the first 24 hours
to let it get used to it's surroundings. After this time feed your
hamster some treats from your hand so they get used to seeing your
hand. Wait until your hamster wakes up on it's own to do this, hamsters
don't like being woken up and it could result in you getting a nasty
Once your hamster seems
confident with taking treats out of your hand you can try to start
handling your hamster. Before you handle your hamster make sure
you have washed your hands well. Hamsters have a strong sense of
smell. If they smell something on your hand they may mistake it
for food and decide to bite!
Get a cup or something
similar and place it into the hamster's cage. He should come to
investigate and crawl inside. Take the hamster and cup out of the
cage and let him walk out onto your hand. While you do this make
sure you're sat down or sat close to the floor incase your hamster
decides to jump. Let him walk from hand to hand. Be careful you
don't grab or wrap your hands around your hamster until he is fully
tame as this may scare him and he'll jump out of your hand.
Once your hamster is more
confident with you, you can start to pick up your hamster straight
from it's cage. Just make sure your hamster is aware that you are
there, if not you may suddenly scare the hamster and it may turn
around and bite you.