Given that Syrian hamsters do not get along well with other hamsters, they may feel lonely if they are left alone for extended periods of time. Fortunately, these hamsters tend to form strong bonds with their human partners in most cases. 



To be sure, thoroughly training your hammy will not happen overnight; plan on spending many weeks working with your new companion. If you want the greatest outcomes with your Syrian hamsters, organize bonding time and activities around their sleeping patterns and routines.


 If your new hamster refuses to be picked up or exhibits other indications of illness, you should see your veterinarian.



Preserve your Syrian hamster’s natural instincts by allowing him to acclimatize to his new habitat before attempting to train him. He’ll most likely be befuddled and scared by the changes that have occurred in his environment since you brought him home. Do not attempt to handle him for many days after the installation of his new cage.



Step 2: 

After your hamster has been used to his new environment, move his cage to a central area in your house. This enables him to see you and hear your voice at all times of the day and night, regardless of the time of day.


 Please keep in mind, however, that hamsters have very acute hearing; thus, do not keep his cage in a loud environment or near a television set.



Step 3:

 Speak slowly and often to your Syrian hamster, and avoid making loud sounds or rapid movements in his company until he becomes used to you.

For many days, place your clean, closed hand inside your hamster’s cage a few of times each day to allow him to get used to your fragrance. In most cases, he should approach your hand and smell it, unless he is really timid.



Step 5:

 Once your hamster has been used to your smell, feed him goodies from your hand. Place a treat in the palm of your hand and wait for your Syrian to approach and accept it from you. 


If he refuses to accept the reward, allow him to smell your hand before placing the treat in his food bowl for later consumption. Take several days off before trying to lift your hammy again.’



Step 6

 Keep an eye out for signals that your hamster is getting more comfortable in your presence, such as approaching swiftly when you lay your hand in his cage or responding favorably to the sound of your voice, among other things.


 Put your hand in his cage so that the palm of your hand is facing up once these indicators are evident. Allow him to climb onto your hand, and then gently cup your hand in yours and remove your Syrian from the cage.



Step 7 – Organize your time and resources.

Sit on the ground to avoid damaging your hammy in the case that he leaps or falls from your grasp, and softly stroke his back with your free hand while sitting on the ground.



Take time every day to play with and touch your Syrian pet in order to guarantee that he develops and stays completely domesticated.



Bringing a new hamster into the house is a joyous occasion! Because hamsters are social creatures with endearing personalities, you’ll no doubt want to spend as much time as possible getting to know your new pet. It is crucial, however, to gradually accustom your hamster to being handled. 



For your new pet, a new home environment may be stressful or even frightening, and it may take some time for him or her to get used to all of the unfamiliar sights, noises, and scents. 


Not only is it vital for your hamster to become adjusted to their new environment, but it is also important for your hamster to get comfortable with you during this period.. The following information will assist you in becoming more knowledgeable about hamster handling.



What is the significance of progressively acclimatizing your hamster to you?

Handling is a crucial component of hamster ownership since it helps your hamster feel secure and comfortable with you and their new environment. Acclimatizing them to you and your surroundings will assist them to feel comfortable when they are handled by someone other than their owner.



In addition to playing and connection with you, proper handling is essential. It’s also critical that you have the ability to properly remove your hamster from their cage when cleaning or when taking them to the veterinarian. If you haven’t trained your hamster to be handled, he or she may get very upset throughout the procedure and bite you as a result.



But first, before you begin…

However, although proper handling is necessary, it is also critical to allow your hamster enough room before beginning your daily routine.


For them, moving into their new house will be a stressful experience, so it’s a good idea to limit the stresses to a minimal at first. No need to hurry through handling training, therefore it may be worthwhile to let your hamster several days to acclimate to his or her new surroundings. 


Consider locating the location of your hamster’s cage in an isolated area where they will be able to hear people but will not be bothered by them.



Once you’ve determined that your hamster is at ease in their new environment (for example, they’re eating, drinking, and exploring their new environment without incident), you may proceed to assisting them in becoming acclimated to you and your surroundings.




Taming your hamster may be difficult.

Educating your hamster to accept being handled should be a straightforward procedure, but it will take some time. It will be necessary to go cautiously and to repeat stages in the process if you believe it is necessary to accomplish your goals.



Begin by being comfortable speaking in front of the hamster. It’s a good idea to get your hamster acquainted to your voice before you attempt to handle or touch him or her in any way. Outside of their cage, speaking quietly is usually the most effective method to accomplish this goal.



Getting your hamster used to your hand will take some time. Once you’ve determined that your hamster has been acclimated to your voice, it’s time to meet them. Offer them a reward by inserting your hand inside the cage or passing it through the cage doors (small treats will work well).

 You should refrain from touching or holding your hamster at this time. Allocate space for them so they may get used to your scent.



In your open hand, place the goodie. Once your hamster has investigated your hand and received the reward you have provided them, it will be a good idea to put the treat on the palm of your hand to keep the treat from falling out. 



Never attempt to hold or otherwise interact with your hamster again! instead of taking the treat from your hand, allow them to do so This is the stage at which they may even jump onto your hand, but you should avoid picking them up until they are entirely at peace with you. For them to feel more comfortable, it may be necessary to repeat this procedure numerous times.



Maintain control over your hamster. Attempt to place a treat on the palm of your hand again after your hamster has become used to your hand being in the cage (and has associated it with nice goodies! ). 



If your hamster manages to crawl all the way into your palm, gently attempt to scoop them up.. 


To begin with, it is possible that your hamster may get shocked and run away from you. If you keep repeating the technique, you should notice that your hamster becomes more comfortable with being handled in this manner..




Getting your hamster used to being out of its cage.. 

It will take some time for your hamster to get used to the sights and sounds of life outside of its cage, even if it is pleased to be picked up by you. 

Make a point of going at a relaxed pace and rewarding your pet for excellent behavior. As soon as you see that your hamster is growing anxious or that they are uneasy, carefully put them back in their cage and try again later on.



Depending on your hamster’s personality, the amount of time it takes to train him will vary. The learning process for certain animals may be completed extremely fast, but other animals may need a significant amount of time. When it comes to teaching your hamster, patience, consistency, and compassion will be your best friends.



Find out more about how to teach your hamster by watching the video below.

You may also come in and ask us any further questions regarding teaching your hamster. If you need assistance or advice on caring for your new pet, our staff are here to assist you. If you like to read about little animals, such as hamsters, you may find lots of information about caring for them on Pet Talk.