How to Care for a Hamster That Bites

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Condition your hamster.,
Make sure your hamster is awake.,
Give your hamster some exercise.,
Wear gloves.

Hamsters don’t like being touched or handled by unfamiliar people. When you get a new hamster, slowly ease into putting your hands near it. This will condition him to your presence, and prevent nervous biting.When you first introduce a hamster to its new cage, leave it alone for a few days to get accommodated to these new surroundings without you.
After a few days, slowly place your hand in the cage when the hamster is awake. Don’t go near it. Instead, let the hamster come to you. Treats can be a good way to encourage your hamster to check out your hand.
Once your hamster is comfortable with your hand, you can move to petting, then picking up. Make sure you cup your hands under the belly to scoop it up gently, but securely.

, Hamsters can get very grumpy when they sleep, and can bite once they wake up. While you may want to pick up and play with your pet, it is better for you both to let it sleep.Hamsters are nocturnal creatures, so they are less active and awake during the day. Your hamster will probably most active and willing to be touched in the early evening., One reason hamsters may bite is because they are bored or restless. Make sure your hamster has an outlet for his energy. You can take it out of the cage to let it run around freely in a carefully watched setting, or maybe even in an exercise ball. In the cage, you can consider plastic tubes to explore, or a solid exercise wheel., If you have a particularly aggressive or sick hamster, it’s probably a good idea to wear gloves when putting your hands into the cage. Thick gardening gloves should be enough to let you keep a grip on your hamster while not letting its teeth get into your skin.

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