I don’t want my hamster any more. Ive had it for about 3 months now. shes a female syrian hamster and shes absolutely evil.
i waited 2 weeks at first before attempting to interact with her. then, i talked to her beside the cage but she starts biting the bars when i talk to her.
I thought this might be normal so i waited another week, she did the same thing, so i tried a different approach. i read online you should let them sniff your hand. well i did that and she bit me so hard blood was gushing down my finger. I was really scared of her at that point.
then i waited another week. i started offering treats through the cage bars a few times daily. this helped. at first she didnt accept them but after a couple of tries she snatched it away. i kept doing this for about a week or two. then i tried the sniffing thing again, but she bit me again. i waited some more, and tried the treats behind the bars again. we were getting no where.
and every time i tried to change her food/water or scoop up droppings, shed try to attack my arm. and i had to lure her into her hamster ball just so i could clean the cage.
and i waited a little longer and then i put a treat in my hand and tried to give it to her, but she bit me AGAIN. so i waited some more and then tried to hand her a treat but she didnt take it. instead she started comming torwards my arm and bit really hard and i bled again.
and here we are, right now. Im scared of her, and i dont want her any more. ive had a LOT of patience but this hamster isnt like any other ive ever had. what should i do? there are no animal shelters within 50 miles of where i live, the pet shop wont take her back because ive had her for more than a week. and ive spent a ton of money on this.
what should i do? dont suggest killing her, and dont suggest just letting her go free.
and i spent like 0 on everything liek the cage and bedding and food and chews and toys not to mention a playpen 3 hidey houses treats ramps ladders another cage tubes 3 wheels and 2 travel carriers! how will i ever get my money back?!