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Old 05-22-2018, 03:31 PM   #1
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Question Taming help please!

Hey guys,

So my Russian Dwarf now has a name.... Pancake!
...Explanation; when she sleeps she flattens herself flat becoming a hamster pancake

She now knows my voice and knows when it's treat time before I go to bed, she will take the treats from my finger tips and will let me stroke her but I can't do much else at the moment.
I put her in her tub for the second time today which i am using as 'play time' and will be using to try and tame her,
I will admit I am scared of being biten (which I said about in my last thread as Fudge would bite me and not let go whilst drawing blood), so i put on some gloves which she was not impressed with and wanted to bite, one of the bites would have probably drawn blood as she was not wanting to let go for a few seconds,

What is the best way to proceed with taming her?
She is about 3 months old and didn't have much handling before I got her,

Thanks in advance....
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:37 PM   #2
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I don't think gloves are going to help, I can understand you being nervous after having been bitten but you do need to try & relax a bit as your ham will just pick up on your fear which can make them nervous.
I'm not sure if hams don't like gloves or if they see them as a chew toy or something but I did try it once with a tame ham, used to handling & no biting, I put my hand in the cage with a glove on & he immediately had a good chomp!
You need your ham to get used to you so try going without gloves, just go slow, if you're in the tub with Pancake just let her run around on your for a while, try putting treats on the palm of your hand & see how she goes taking those.
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:47 AM   #3
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Ok, I won't use gloves then and see how it goes,
If she does bite what is the best way to make her let go but not scare her off??
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:40 AM   #4
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Hope the taming went well in the end!
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:17 AM   #5
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If she does try to bite just gently move your hand away, don't make any sudden movements.
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:14 PM   #6
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*Update* Taming is going better than before, she will sniff me without biting and will allow me to stroke her and seems to prefer my boyfriend to me
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:52 AM   #7
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I'm glad that taming is going better. That is wonderful news.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:13 AM   #8
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Good to hear you're making progress with taming now.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #9
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Yay, glad taming is going well!
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