Taming Dwarf Hamsters

in Hamster

Your brand new dwarf hamster is a wonderful animal. But, one thing that most people fail to realize is, they are just like people. They get sick, just like people. They have emotions, just like people. So you have to treat them, just like people. You cannot assume that once you put your hand out that he/she will just jump into it. This is a learned behavior, and it takes time because your hamster has to first learn to trust you.

Think about your best friend, How long did it take for him/her to learn to trust you. I bet it wasn't overnight. That's exactly how you have to treat your dwarf hamster. There are already shy and nervous when they are born, so its going to take some time for them to get to know you. But if you follow these instructions, they'll be eating out of your hand in no time.

First of all, if you have just bought your hamster and cage, then you have to allow it time to adjust to its new surroundings. you can't go sticking your finger in the cage while its trying to find its way around its new digs. Let him/her get adjusted first. This should take about a week, tops. While this is happening your pets cage should be in a nice noise-free, stress-free environment. No blaring TV ot stereo nearby. This will only only make a already tense dwarf hamster, more tense.

You have to talk to your dwarf hamster while he/she is in the cage. Occasionally stick a treat in the cage while talking to him/her in a slow, calm voice. This will help your hamster to associate your voice with treats, and eventually trust. When it hears your voice it will know that you mean it no harm. This will take some time. Don't be in a rush!

It is time to pick up your dwarf hamster. Don't be scared! First, you have to wash your hands. This will remove any smells that you may have on your hands. Put on a rubber glove and pick him/her up. preferably around the midsection. Once you have it in your hand, transfer it to the hand without the glove. (Have a treat in this hand, ready.) Then in your softest voice, talk to it and pet it at the same time. Doing this will reassure your hamster that you mean it no harm. Your hamster is tamed, just like that!

Author Box
Kenneth L. White has 1 articles online

Taming dwarf hamsters is not difficult, it just takes patience and dedication. In my opinion, your voice is the key. Your voice will let your hamster know whether to trust you or not. You also must have a stress-free environment for him/her to flourish. This is essential. No hamster can trust you if they are stressed out all of the time. Allow it to get that much needed sleep during the day and attempt these steps when it wakes up. To learn even more lessons and information about dwarf hamsters, visit: http://dwarfhamsterguide.info

Add New Comment

Taming Dwarf Hamsters

Log in or Create Account to post a comment.
Security Code: Captcha Image Change Image
This article was published on 2010/04/02