Petco Knowledge Base

How can I train my hamster to be lifted in my palm?

by Aluxe May. 11, 2016
To train your hamster to be lifted in your open palm like an elevator, offer bits of vegetables or a single sunflower seed in your hand during the taming process. The treats will help coax your pet to move into your palm. After being in your hand bec...

How can I train my hamster to run through tunnels?

by Aluxe May. 10, 2016
To get them to run through a tunnel, take advantage of your hamster's natural curiosity and love of burrowing. Set up a series of dye-free cardboard tubes, those from toilet paper and paper towels work well, and sprinkle seeds along the route as an i...

Can I train my hamster?

by Aluxe May. 10, 2016
You can't train your hamster in the same way you can a cat, dog or even a bird, but you can condition your pet to respond in a repetitive manner. Hamsters will respond to familiar voices and repeated actions, so with a little patience, you can produc...

Hamster training

by Aluxe Sep. 1, 2014
You can't train your hamster in the same way you can a cat, dog or even a bird, but you can condition your pet to respond in a repetitive manner. Hamsters will respond to familiar voices and repeated actions, so with a little patience, you can produc...

Hamster care sheet

by Aluxe Apr. 24, 2014
Short-haired, long-haired, hairless and European hamsters are clean and captivating companion animals that are best kept individually. The average adult is 4 to 5 inches long and has the average life span up to 2-3 years with proper care. A well-bala...