Once you get your hamster home, leave it to settle in for a day or two to make sure it isn't too freaked out when you start taming. After that, you can start taming.
You will need: Hamster ball/toilet tube
A bath, large playpen or plastic box
And of course your hamster!
Now you can begin:
- Sit by the cage and talk to your hamster for a couple of days to get it used to your voice.
- Sit with your hand in the cage for half an hour a day, still talking to your hamster.
- Sit with a treat in your hand in the cage and see if they take it.
- Get to a stage where your hamster is sitting either on your hand to eat or eating from it.
- Take your hamster out of its cage with either a running ball, a toilet roll tube, or something similar and sit in an empty bath with it, allowing it to run all over you. (If you don't have a bath, then use a large playpen you can sit in, or a large plastic box with nothing in so they cannot get distracted).
- Allow your hamster to come to you in its own time.
- After a while of doing this, you will know when they are ready, you can attempt to pick your hamster up. Once they allow you to do that then it is easy!