Taming for the Timid...or Just Newbies!
Posted 05 December 2011 - 06:09 PM
I got a dwarf hamster (russian) 4 days ago. His name is cookie ! The first day I let him alone in his cage, and after I started taming him: I gave him scented tissue, food from my hand... He doesn't look afraid when I put my hand in his cage. When he is eating, I can stroke him, put him in my hands... he doesn't move. But when he has finished eating, he starts biting ! How can i tame him so I can hold him and stroke him when he is not eating ?
Also I can give him food with my fingers, he takes it without biting. But if I put the food in the middle of my hand he starts biting my hand !
I trieds to put my hand closed and my arm in the plastic bin I use when I want tu put him out of his cage: he tries to bite my hand, but goes over my arm without biting it. I always wash my hands before handling him.
Do you have any tips ?
I come from france, sorry if I made any mistake.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:43 PM
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:23 PM
And you use another Mini bin with a couple toys in it for taming?
Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:20 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:50 PM
I do the tissue thing as an ongoing sort of thing, there's no harm in it After about 2 days I start with treats and stroking and stuff though.
but how many days should I do the tissue method before I can stop and start taming? when is it safe to stop?
and do you use another Mini bin with a couple toys in it for taming?
Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:59 AM
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