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Old 05-19-2018, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Why does my hamster pee on me when I hold her?

Itís making it difficult to spend time with my hamster when she pees every time I hold her or attempt to bond with her. What can I do about this?
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why does my hamster pee on me when I hold her?

Try washing your hands. I've heard that hamsters poddy train themselves to go to pee in the same place every time, and they use the smell of their urine to locate the toilet. She might think you're a toilet!
(If this doesn't work, sorry)
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Why does my hamster pee on me when I hold her?

How long have you had her?
Sometimes they do this when they're new & young but usually grow out of it.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:09 AM   #4
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How long have you had her?
Sometimes they do this when they're new & young but usually grow out of it.
Iíve had her since January. I donít know her exact age but she might be 8 months old.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:04 AM   #5
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Default Re: Why does my hamster pee on me when I hold her?

Hamsters usually pee soon after coming out of their nest, so I would give your little one a few minutes to do so. I would suggest that you place her on her toilet or wait until you see her relieve herself prior to holding her. If she knows that in order to get out for playtime or cuddle time she has to go to the restroom, she will start making that her routine and it will give her incentive to go in her actual potty instead of your hand. If while you are holding her she looks a bit antsy, then she may need to relieve herself and I would set her back down in her cage, picking her up after she has used the potty. This is what I do for my Syrian Eros, and she never goes on me. It might take a little while to retrain her not to use your hand as her toilet, but she should get the hang of it soon enough. Hamsters that are very young or old have a higher tendency to have accidents, but your ham should be able to be trained not to pee on you since age isn't the issue here. I hope that this helps; good luck.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:15 AM   #6
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Default Re: Why does my hamster pee on me when I hold her?

Good advice from dreamtree, it may just be that you need to wait a while after she wakes up before trying to interact.
If that doesn't do it I'm really not sure tbh!
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