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Syrian hamster suddenly scared of me

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Ella Brathwaite, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Ella Brathwaite

    Ella Brathwaite PetForums Junior

    Jan 2, 2021
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    I have had my new male Syrian hamster for almost a month and he has been making good progress and then suddenly today he has been super jumpy and scared of everything. I haven’t got him out but if he sees me move he jumps and runs back into his house. Any suggestions ?
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  2. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums VIP

    Oct 7, 2018
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    Sometimes they go back a step, he's still getting used to you so take your time and don't worry.

    Try figuring out what made him scared. A smell? Did you move to quick? Did he hear hear something that startled him?
  3. If something has changed in his environment I recommend cleaning the cage out properly, however this may stress him out more so you might want to wait for a while. It does sound like something has changed in his surroundings that has scared him. I suggest you just leave him alone for a while.
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