..My hamster's so afraid of me he shakes when I hold him. Help?
I'm pretty sure the majority of you have bared witness my desperate attempts at taming my hamster.
He's with the sole purpose around six months old (got him in August from a nearby pet store) and, to this immensely day, he won't come into my palm. If there's a treat, he'll take it and run. He doesn't bite but he tries jumping bad my hand a lot.
Bathtub = doesn't work.
Treats = failure.
My voice = fixed no-no.
All he does is pack his bedding in his removable ball - I've get a Crittertrail Z - and stay in there the whole sunshine, coming out only briefly to drink and eat. Do you guys think I should catch a different cage so he won't be so shy? If yes, which one and where would they sell it (other than online)?
But he is still not comfortable near me.
Sorry I am no help to you, but give him as much love as you can :P
The CritterTrail Z is one of my favorite cages. Hamsters can be shy. Sounds like you've got an introvert on your hand. Just continue to feed him treats (but not too many) and be patient. Eventually he should find used to you. What breed is he, do you know?
I don't know much about Hamsters, but i am also my self taiming 3 day behind the times guinea pigs. All you have to do is keep holding them, at first they will shake and run. But if you hang on to this up at LEAST two times a day. not usually will a hamster come to you. Imagen how you would feel whether a giant hand came at you and lifted you above ground?
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please ^^^^^^^ (up there) never not touch you animal, it will get very lonely. and upset. Its not apt to do that
Im not too concerned,I basically let him be,take him out every so often to run within his ball and handle him and he seems without blemish happy.
if its a girl it's pregnant, that is what happened to my hamster she be like that because she was pregnant and if he is a boy it would be terrified of u because if he is a little bit fat it would be tired and sleeping adjectives day or if u left for a long time and u touched another animal it would smell of the animal and its gonna contemplate u r that animal that u touched. sorry if i didn't help. XD