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How to Train Your Hamster: Basic Commands, Biting, & More


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This article was co-authored by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS and by wikiHow staff writer, Jessica Gibson. Dr. Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian with over 30 years of experience in veterinary surgery and companion animal practice. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1987 with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. She has worked at the same animal clinic in her hometown for over 20 years. This article has been viewed 528,986 times.

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Updated: November 8, 2022

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To train your hamster, work on one trick or skill at a time and limit training sessions to 15 minutes each to keep your hamster interested. You can teach your hamster a basic command like how to stand by placing a sunflower seed over its head and saying “Stand.” If it follows the command and stands up on its feet, give it the seed. If it doesn’t, repeat the command until it does, since hamsters learn through repetition. Be consistent with your training and move onto harder tricks like jumping and rolling once it masters standing! For tips on house training a hamster, read on!

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