Some new hamsters don't like being handled straight away. Some hamsters need taming before being handled.
There are a few easy ways to obtain your hamster quickly. To avoid stressing your hamster before training, take these easy steps.
Adapt a New Hamster. Give a new hamster a week to settle down before touching it. Make sure your hamster has a large cage and other stress-free housing.
Place your hamster's cage near people but away from noise, other pets, and distractions, especially during the day when they sleep. Don't touch your sleeping hamster all day.
Prepare Yourself and Hamster. Hamsters take time to train. Step slowly. Learn your hamster's cues. Earning your hamster's trust is vital to showing it you're safe.
Notice when your hamster is settled. Tame it once it leaves its nest. In your presence, a calm hamster eats, drinks, and plays.
Spend more time around your hamster's cage and quietly talk to it to get it used to your voice. If you don't know what to say, try reading a book out loud or singing softly.
Treat your hamster. Hand-feed your hamster its favorite snacks. Start by providing snacks via a wire cage. Offer them at the cage door.
Try placing your hand inside the cage when your hamster runs over for rewards. Don't touch your hamster—let it explore your hand.
Your caged hamster must take the treat from your hand. Don't try. Next, lay the reward on your hand for your hamster to climb.