Tame a Dwarf Hamster

The most popular dwarf hamster is the Campbell’s Russian Dwarf.All dwarf hamsters can be tame in the same way.If you hold him, he will be more friendly towards you, your family, and your friends.

Step 1: Allow your dwarf hamster to get used to his new surroundings.

You may want to hold your dwarf hamster immediately.He will need some time to get used to his cage.It’s a good idea to give him a day or two to explore his environment.It will be easier to tame him if he is comfortable in his cage.During this time, your dwarf hamster will learn how to move around in your home.

Step 2: Spend some time with your dwarf hamster.

When your dwarf hamster is adjusting to you and his cage, you should not interact with him.If you sit by his cage, you can watch TV or read a book.He should be comfortable with you being quiet and calm.

Step 3: Talk to your dwarf hamster.

Once your dwarf hamster has a few days to get used to you, start talking to him.Talking to your dwarf hamster will be important since he can’t see very well.He will be less likely to bite you when you pick him up if he knows your voice.Even if you don’t have a dwarf hamster, it will still enjoy hearing your voice.Use a quiet and gentle voice when talking to him.

Step 4: It’s a good time to tame your dwarf hamster.

Hamsters are active at night.When he is most likely to be awake is after dinner.Give him 15 minutes to be awake before trying to hold him.Do not wake your dwarf hamster up.If you try to bite him, he may be startled and think you are a threat.Wait until he wakes up on his own.

Step 5: You should wash your hands.

You should wash your hands before handling your dwarf hamster.If your hamster smells food on your hands, he will eat it.You can wash your hands with soap.

Step 6: Put your hands in your dwarf hamster’s cage.

Slowly lower your hands into the cage as you make a cup.As you lower your hands, speak to him that you are not a threat.Make no sudden movements or loud noises as you place your hands in his cage.Put some treats in your hands to lure your dwarf hamster to you.Try using a large serving spoon if the treats don’t work.Don’t scoop him up, hold the item on the cage floor and let him walk onto it.Transfer him to your hands after you lift him out of the cage.

Step 7: Lift your dwarf hamster up and let him explore you.

Lift your dwarf hamster up towards you.Turn his body in your hands if you can.Looking at you will make him feel better about being lifted up.He should crawl on you when you have him out of the cage.Exploring will make your dwarf hamster feel more comfortable with you.He climbs and crawls on you.He can crawl on you if you sit or lie down.

Step 8: Hold your dwarf hamster.

It takes daily practice to destroy a dwarf hamster.Hold him for 5 minutes a day.Your dwarf hamster will be easier to handle with daily practice.He should be held at the same time each day.He knows when to expect you.

Step 9: You can learn the difference between biting and nibbling.

As you tame your dwarf hamster, he may bite you.If he feels threatened or scared, a dwarf hamster will bite.He may bite if he’s bored or not feeling well.Nibbling is a way for a dwarf hamster to explore its environment.It wouldn’t be enough to cause bleeding from your dwarf hamster’s bite.A bite would feel bigger than a nibble.

Step 10: If your dwarf hamster bites you, react properly.

Blow in his face if he bites you.The air will be unpleasant to him but won’t hurt him.He will get the message not to bite you.Dropping him could hurt him, even if the bite starts.It is possible to stop the biting behavior by putting more toys in his cage, such as empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls.If he isn’t stopping biting, you should take him to the vet for a checkup.

Step 11: Don’t put your hand in the dwarf hamster’s cage.

Russian dwarf hamsters are very territorial.If you have a Russian dwarf hamster, he might try to bite you if he doesn’t know you’re nearby.If you put your hands in his cage, be careful.Your hand is large compared to his small body size.He will see your hand as a threat.