hamsters are handled carefully from a young age they rarely
bite and generally do not mind being handled as they grow
older. While frequent handling is a good idea be sure that
you are extremely careful with them and that you do not handle
the hamster excessively. If you notice that the hamster is
trying to avoid your grasp it is time to place it gently back
into its cage.
Sometimes children will be rough with the hamster when
handling it which may cause it to bite and lose trust with
human handling. A hamster can also gain this kind of personality
if it is suddenly awakened or disturbed on a regular basis.
If you are unaware of the temperament of the hamster it
is advised to use a glove or towel to pick the hamster up
in the beginning until you can see how it handles it. Although
they may be small creatures their bites can hurt and certainly