How To Handle A Hamster That Bites (Thesprucepets)
Hamsters bite sometimes. It usually only happens when they get scared. Fortunately, you can gradually train your hamster to accept being handled and stop biteing. Tame hamsters are those that have been handled regularly and don't get scared easily. Hamsters that have not been handled much are usually not very tame. :max _bytes(150000):strip _icc()/children-feeding a hamster through the door of its cage (639013662-5c3bce4746e0fb0001f3cb36. jpg) The first day, put your hand just inside the door or on top of the cage. Each day after that, try putting your hand in a little farther.
Eventually, it will come over to eat, which will help you gain its trust. If not, try taking sunflower seeds, raisins, and apples. Once your hamsters is taking treats comfortably, you will begin to gently pet them. If it tolerates this, then move on to the next step of picking up your hampster. Once again, go slowly and let the hamster guide you how far you get. Make sure your fingers don't smell like food. Wearing thick gloves can offer protection, but only temporarily. Hamster are best tamed when they become familiar with your scent, which they can't see well through the gloves.
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