Allow the hamster to adjust to a new home.,
Allow your hamster to investigate your hand.,
Wait for the hamster to wake up.,
Avoid sneaking up on your hamster.
If you have just brought home a hamster, you should not rush to handle it right away. Your hamster may be confused or frightened by its new home. Wait a few days to let your hamster adjust to its surroundings. Do not handle baby hamsters before two weeks of age.;
, It can be disorienting for a hamster to be lifted up out of its cage. To help reduce its anxiety, lower you hand into the cage, and allow it to investigate your hand. It may sniff or lick your hand, or it may even walk right into it. Let it explore your hand for a few minutes. If your hamster isn’t interested at first, keep trying every day.You can help this process by offering the hamster treats in your hand. Place the treat in the palm of your hand, and allow the hamster to come pick it up.Do this for a few days before you try taking it out of the cage.
Do not place your hand on or in your hamster’s bed. It may become territorial and bite., When your hamster has adjusted to its new home, you should wait until it is awake and moving around. Waking up a sleeping hamster will cause your hamster to be frightened or grumpy, both of which can increase your chances of getting bitten. Furthermore, you might startle your new friend. Wait for a time when it is already awake and active.Hamsters are nocturnal, so they are more active at night. Wait until the evening until you try to remove your hamster from its cage., Your hamster should be fully aware of you when you try to pick it up. Do not reach for your hamster without first letting it see or investigate your hand for a few seconds.If you grab your hamster without doing this, you risk startling it. You may even be bitten.