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How to bond with my hamster?

Leena123

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I’ve had my hammy for about 6 months and I tamed him. He tolerates being held but I can tell he’d rather be left alone. Is there a way I can bond with him better and maybe get him to like being held and pet or is that something I can’t really change?
 

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Honestly, it's not something you can really change. Hamsters tend not to get any enrichment from human interaction if they're provided with a good life~ When people mention "bonding" most often they are using it interchangeably with "taming" so if your ham is already tame then I think that's about it for most.
 
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what I found helps, is if you just sit by the cage and talk, then they will get used to your voice, and you can start touching and getting him. then, slowly take him out.
 
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