Avoid touching them as much during this time of transition. Put a tissue in the cage that has your scent on it. Hamsters rely greatly on their sense of smell, so this is a perfect method to introduce them. They’ll probably associate safety with your fragrance as it fills their cage.
Never wake up your hamster when sleeping
If your hamster is napping, never wake them up. Would you choose to play if you were awakened from a sound sleep? Most likely not. Unless the offer is hidden and seek and you’re five years old.
If you awaken them, they can interpret your action as an attack, and your “no biting” training may suffer. Keep conversations to the evening or morning hours.
Approach the Cage Slowly
Nobody enjoys being surprised. It might even be terrifying. Therefore, take your time when opening the cage of your hamster.
I strongly advise letting them smell you before picking them up if you’re going to. It’s quite acceptable if they aren’t feeling social.
Put your hand in the cage every day for a few minutes. You’ll know when they’re prepared to play.
Even after you’ve finished training your Hamster, bites could still occur periodically. It’s organic and ingrained in their DNA. We must respect that as humans. The most crucial thing to remember is not to react hastily if and when it does occur.
Don’t shout. Avoid screaming. Stay out of the way. It was not their fault that they bit you because they are not violent animals. Sorry. But you owned it. However, your Hamster is merely reacting because it saw a threat in what you did.
Every procedure, including biting training, includes bumps in the road. Bite incidents are inevitable. Don’t give up, though. The more you collaborate, the better the outcomes will be.
You will eventually develop a fantastic, trustworthy, best friends-forever kind of friendship.
You will, whether it happens quickly or not. And when that happens, you’ll understand that it was worth it.