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Old 07-13-2017, 02:37 PM   #1
Lucasgeo
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Thumbs up My hamster let me pick her up for the first time !

Today, my syrian hamster hazel finally let me pick her up wihout her being scared. Yay!

I just wanted to ask how long it took you to tame your hamster?

Thanks
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: My hamster let me pick her up for the first time !

Thats amazing news!
Good job on gaining your Hamsters trust!
Thats a massive step in your relationship!

Ive had/got 3 hamsters, My first Jeliza was very tame when i adopted her at a few months old from an old owner, she was very quick to let me hold her, id say a few weeks.

Igor my Russian Dwarf was very cage terratorial, he didnt let me hold him till about 3 months in,
My other hamster Daenerys is still not tame, she wont let me handle her at the moment, i've had her a few week, almost a monthish now.

So in my experience it varies lots depending on the Hamsters personality and background.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: My hamster let me pick her up for the first time !

Congratulations on the taming progress. Hope it continues to go well.

I was lucky with my current hamster. She was held in the pet shop by the staff.

I have had her 6 weeks this coming Sunday. She has gained even more confidence and I can now tip her over and lift her up around her middle.

I have also had hamsters that took weeks or months to tame and a few who were never tame.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: My hamster let me pick her up for the first time !

Great news about Hazel.
Each of my 10 hams over the years have varied when taming.
My first hammy Jack was tame within a week of getting him, My current hammy Master Harvey took a few weeks.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: My hamster let me pick her up for the first time !

That's exciting! I've been lucky because both of mine sat in my hand within a couple days. I never tried to pick them up. Just held out my hand and let them come when they were ready. Now with Zoe, I put out my hand and she sits in my palm almost every time or tries to run up my arm. Once in a while, she doesn't, though, so I just wait until she chooses to come out on her own.
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