Hamsters are generally friendly and peaceful. However, there are some exceptions. The nature of the animal changes with the environment. For example, if you bought a hamster that was calm or playful in the cage, then in the new house he may show aggression. It will be quite difficult to communicate with such an animal for some time.
It is necessary
- - hamster
- - food for the hamster
- - patience
The main thing that every owner of a hamster should remember is that it can take from several days to a month to tame this animal. The process of establishing contact with a person for hamsters is individual. It is necessary to start taming gradually. With your active perseverance, you can scare the animal.
From the first days of the hamster's life in your home, try to pay attention to his taste preferences. Try to put the treat in the cage so that the animal can see your hands. After a few feeds, try to adjust the situation so the hamster can sniff your fingers. It is desirable that at such moments they smell of his favorite food.
After a few days, try feeding the hamster food from your hand. If the animal refuses, then it is better not to be persistent. By trying regularly, you can build trust with your pet.
Once the hamster gets used to picking up the treat without being afraid of your hands, try to gently place it in the palm of your hand. If this is done, gently pet the animal. Please note that you should not touch the head of the animal in any case.
During contact with a hamster, tell him gentle words, compliments, mention his nickname. Hearing a pleasant intonation, the animal will certainly be interested in you and stop being afraid.
Once the hamster is accustomed to his hands, he can be released from the cage, play with him and put on his shoulder. All your movements should be gentle and gentle. If the animal regards your communication as aggression, then the taming process will have to start from the very beginning.
Spend more time not only with contact with the animal, but also with communication. Sit next to the cage and just talk to your pet. Please note that hamsters do not have very good eyesight, so they remember their surroundings by smells and sounds.