How to Introduce a New Hamster to Your Home

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Buy your supplies first.,Read up on hamster sicknesses so you can tell if they are healthy or not.,
Choose your hamster.,
Ask a pet store worker if you can hold them.,
Take your hamster home.,
Let the hamster get comfortable.,
Clean the cage.,
Tame the hamster.,
Allow the hamster to exercise.,
Enjoy spending time with your hamster.

Get a cage, food bowl, water bottle, wheel, chew stick, food, bedding(care fresh or aspen),a hideout , and treats.;
,, Inspect each individual hamster and watch them roam their cage for about ten minutes if they are awake., If the hamster is calm, doesn’t try to bite or escape you yet perfectly healthy then that’s a really good hamster. If you see a hamster with a peg leg, don’t be alarmed. It doesn’t effect the hamster as much as you might think.

, Set up the cage and get everything together (water bowl filled, bedding in cage, wheel set up, etc. etc.) Some hamsters get shy and try to hide why others roam their cage freely. To give the hamster some privacy shut him/her in a dark room for at least an hour (a day for shy ones, unless the hamster seems comfortable already). Don’t talk to the hamster very much and don’t scare him/her. You can watch him/her get comfortable but not to much.

, Go for a week or two without cleaning the cage so the scent of your hamster builds up and makes the hamster more comfortable.

, When the hamster is comfortable, take the cage apart and wash everything in hot water and hamster-friendly soaps. Put fresh bedding in and fresh food and water.

, After at least two days, you should open the cage and give it food out of your hand. Do this several times and also talk to it softly and pet it a little bit. After the hamster starts walking to your hand and doesn’t bite you or get afraid, start taking it out a few times. Make sure the hamster isn’t scared and let it see that you’re picking it up. Keep holding it and it will become more friendlier to you. Be patient. Taming takes time.

, Once your hamster is used to you, take it out of the cage and let it roam on the floor. Close the doors and watch it always. After at least ten minutes and at most thirty minutes, let it come back.

, By now your hamster should be more gentle and used to its new home. Enjoy your hamster!

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