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Old 03-29-2020, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Jumpy hamster getting worse

Iíve had my white Syrian male for around 8 months now. He was particularly hard to tame and took much longer than my previous hams, but with some patience he came around and would always jump out of his cage into my hands.

Heís always been quite jumpy and has felt like he is nervous when being handled, but recently he has got so much worse! He almost feels as if he is shaking when being held and will often jump. He will still climb out of the cage into my hands though, but seems so wary when doing so. Iím really worried about his behavior, I just want him to be happy and feel safe. Itís so strange though because when I put him back in his cage, he will still always come back the door and come out onto my hand again (still being wary).

Iím not really sure what to do? I had bought a play pen so I could try and build confidence again, but he doesnít seem to like it and just climbs/jumps out.

Any recommendations?
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jumpy hamster getting worse

I wonder if it’s a white thing, I’ve had both a white cat and a white dog before and they were very highly strung which showed as nervy and a bit neurotic
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Old 03-30-2020, 11:17 PM   #3
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Your threads duplicated for some reason, posted on the other one!
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