What To Do: Hamster Bite

What does a bite mean?

You never meant to hurt your hamster but it nipped you anyways. Why did you hamster bite you? To look at what to do with hamster's biting each other, see this page.

Address your wounds

When you are bitten, make sure to clean your wounds. Many hamster diseases are transferrable to humans. See a doctor especially if you suspect your hamster may be ill.

Some Reasons Your Hamster Bit You

  • When you first get your hamster, you need to give it time to get to know you.
  • If you hamster is irritated or frightened by something.
  • Waking up your hamster when it's sleeping.
  • Handling your hamster roughly.
  • Aggressive because of other cage mates

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Best thing to do

The best thing you can do is understand your hamster's behavior better by continuing to train it to come to you. You can wear gloves if you've become intimidated. But don't just stop trying.

Give yourself a little time and try again. Wait till your hamster is well fed, active, and curious. Again try teaching your hamster to come to you.


Sometimes, your hamster may just be very irritable at the time. You want to understand why they were irritated. What can be done? If you need help identifying the reasons, ask your questions here with details. I'll try my best to answer it.

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