I took in a hamster when he was about 5wks old and although Ive always loved hamsters, Im also stupidly very nervous about being bitten (to the point of almost phobic). Ratsly (cos he's brown and OH says he looks like a rat) is the most adorable little syrian boy ever and doesnt have a nasty bone in his body, but Im just not brave enough to get him hand tame. The most I do is stroke him when he is feeding, or give him some mealworms from the palm of my hand. I try to compensate for the fact that I dont handle him, by spoiling him with lots of other stuff, but Im still not sure this is enough for him. He's such a gentle natured thing that I really think he needs to be with someone who will handle him. Anyone have any thoughts on whether I should keep him or find him a perfect home where he will get the cuddles he deserves? He's about 5mths now.