Getting a New Hamster?

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Getting a New Hamster?

Check list Settling in your hamster We have a great guide to help you make bringing your hamster home stress free and smooth with some handy tips for you to help settle your hamster in to their new life happily.  Our check list below will ensure that you have everything for your new hamsters arrival. Check List Hamster cage Nest box Bedding / nesting material Substrate / flooring material Hamster food Feeding bowl Water bottle Hamster hygiene products Mineral stone Exercise wheel Tubes, wooden toys and hamster balls Gnawing sticks / treats Grooming brushes View our Hamster Products section for our wide range of hamster cages, nest boxes, bedding, food and toys Visit our Hamster Housing section to learn more about hamster cages, nesting, bedding, toys and exercise Visit our Hamster Feeding section to find out about what foods your hamster likes to eat BackTo Top Settling in your hamster Once you have brought your hamster home its best to leave them alone for a day or so to settle in.  Your hamster needs this quiet time to adjust to their new surroundings and calm down after travelling. Let your hamster get accustomed to your hand by placing it in their cage.  Your hamster may come over and sniff or rub against it.  Try stroking your hamster very slowly and gently.  Avoid making any sudden movements. Hamsters are delicate and should be picked up very gently.  They can get very frightened by loud noises and sudden movements so remember to be slow and careful when you move your hand.  Cup one hand under your hamster and one hand over them to stop them from jumping off. Handle your hamster over a table or close to the floor in case they fall out of your hands.  Sitting on the floor is a good idea as if your hamster does try to jump they will fall into your lap. Never wake your hamster up suddenly so that you can handle them as they will become frightened and possibly nip you. Handle your hamster once a day and they will soon become tame and friendly. BackTo Top