How To Train Your Hamster To Cuddle

How To Train Your Hamster To Cuddle? Hamsters are adorable, cuddly, and tiny. They’re also notoriously afraid of humans but you can actually train your little hammy to enjoy cuddle which is kind of a life goal in itself.

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How To Train Your Hamster To Cuddle: Do Hamsters Like To Be Cuddled?

Hamsters are territorial creatures and like their own space, so they may not enjoy being cuddled as much as other animals. That being said, every hamster is different, so it’s best to ask your hamster if they like to be cuddled and see how they respond. If your hamster seems to enjoy being hugged and cuddled, then go ahead and give them a hug! If they don’t seem to enjoy it, then respect their space and don’t force hugs on them.

Hamsters are known for their love of cuddles and affection. When you give your hamster plenty of loving care, they will feel safe in the presence which allows more time spent bonding with them! This is important not only to improve mood but also overall health because when an animal has been well-taken care of it can live a happier life.

How To Train Your Hamster To Cuddle: Steps Involved

  • To make sure your new hamster is healthy and happy, it’s important to provide the right environment when you get them. This includes setting up a cage with plenty of space for exploration as well as providing food and water at all times so they don’t dehydrate or become overheated in their surroundings.
  • Hold the hamster up so that it can explore its new environment. Put them directly into their cages when you are finished playing with them.
  • Give your pet hamster enough time to adjust before you start playing with them. Give the cage a good cleaning and make sure they’re not too thirsty or hungry, then let it go.
  • Gently stroke the hamster’s fur as it takes food from you. Try not to speed up or slow down your movements, just keep a steady pressure with light brushes along its back until it becomes accustomed to being petted.
  • Cup your hands around it and feel the weight as if you are lifting something heavy.
  • This is a great way to stay calm in the face of any situation. Loud noises will make you feel scared and insecure, so try not to do anything that would further increase your anxiety level! Be confident with yourself – no one knows what they’re going through better than me.

Why Do Hamsters Cuddle So Much?

  1. Hamsters need a home and plenty of toys to keep them occupied. If you want your hamster happy, provide it with the opportunity for exercise by providing wheels in its enclosure as well as engaging play items such as hide-and-seek games or pokies that can be played anytime day or night.
  2. Hamsters need a lot of attention and cuddling to stay happy. Stroking your hamster, talking with them gently while giving their favorite treat will make sure they feel loved no matter what.
  3. The best way to make your furry little pal feel at home is by giving them a change in environment. Placing him on their own will allow the natural inquisitiveness and exploration of things around you, which they thrive off.
  4. Hamsters are small creatures who spend their days in a cage. But, if you take the time to interact with them and break up that routine they will feel more at ease around humans as well as enjoy some new experiences.

Principles To Prevent Aggravating Your Hamster 

Follow these general cuddling principles to prevent aggravating your hamster and fostering mistrust in your pet.

  • Stroke, hold, and snuggle your hamster only when they are awake and active
  • When your hamster is eating, never disturb them for cuddles
  • Make an effort to interact with your hamster in accordance with their sleeping patterns
  • Reward your hamster for cuddling by giving him a treat
  • The finest time to cuddle with your pet hamster is in the early evening. When your hamster is sleeping or eating, try not to disturb them.

What’s The Best Way To Embrace A Hamster?

There’s no one definitive way to hug a master, but here are a few tips:

  • Make Sure You Have Consent Before Hugging

Hamsters are not everyone’s favorite pet. If you want to give your hamster a hug, make sure that they enjoy being touched before doing so.

  • Wrap Your Arms Around The Hamster

Grabbing the hamster by their waist or shoulders is a great way to pet them without worrying about hand injuries. Wrap your arms around their waist or shoulders, depending on their height.

I have found that if my hands are large enough, I can wrap one arm around its midsection and cup both hands against whatever part of its body fits into your embrace – this allows for more control over where you’re touching it

  • Give Them A Gentle Squeeze

Gently squeeze the hamster’s belly to make him feel better. If he is not responsive, then gently pick up his tail and massage it between your fingers until he squirms in anticipation or excitement.

  • Hold The Hug For A Few Seconds, Then Let Go

“A hamster holding a hug is more precious than gold.” 

“Sometimes, it’s hard to let go of something that seems so important. But if you don’t release your grip on the furry little critter in front of yourself then there will be no room for new memories and experiences together–just constant holds from both parties as they navigate life without one another.


Hugging a master can be a powerful way to show your respect and love for them. Just make sure you do it in a way that makes both of you comfortable. Enjoy!

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