The Darndest Thing

A trained hamster? Who have thought the little guys could be trained like that??
     Posted By: Alex - Tue May 29, 2012

How funny is that! We have had hamsters before and while they are sweet and affectionate I would never have thought they'd be smart enough to train to do anything. Just adorable.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/29/12 at 10:48 PM
Posted by JLarsson on 05/30/12 at 12:15 AM
A rodent, such as a hamster, will faint when frightened. This hamster wasn't trained, she was abused, and this video isn't amusing or cute, it's cruel.
Posted by J Tolleridge on 05/30/12 at 01:21 AM
I don't believe that J. The little guy does not cower or act frightened at first.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/30/12 at 01:44 AM
Js right on this on i´m afraid.
Posted by Fidel on 05/30/12 at 05:50 AM
Opinions please. If the majority of you think this is animal cruelty by frightening the hamster so it faints I will take it down. I do not wish to encourage that. If most agree with me about it being a trained response then I will leave it up.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/30/12 at 09:07 AM

I found these sites that give tips on training hamsters.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/30/12 at 09:22 AM
Hmph! Big deal. When it can sit in the passenger seat of a pickup and signal for a right turn which knocks out the biker in the next lane, come back and see me.
Posted by KDP on 05/30/12 at 09:51 AM
Animal cruelty
Posted by Roger on 05/30/12 at 10:07 AM
A trained hamster? NOT
Posted by Chucky on 05/30/12 at 12:12 PM
Leave it up. It's cute. I make my dog sit up and chase after his treats! I even make him go out into the rain and mud to do his bizzness!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/30/12 at 12:33 PM
Come to think about it..... I bread hamsters for a year a school project and I never saw one faint even when being attacked by the female. At one time I had over 50 of them.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/30/12 at 12:35 PM
Thanks Expat, since you raised them I will take your word honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/30/12 at 02:30 PM
Expat47, surely you "bred" hamsters. Unless you mean to say you breaded them...
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 05/30/12 at 02:35 PM
Well, if that makes you sleep easier, Patty, you go ahead and hold that thought. 😜

Actually, it was a process of guessing the EXACTLY moment when the female came into heat then I dangled the stud over her cage and if she didn't try to chew his leg off I'd drop him in and then rescue him in a couple of minutes. There needs to be an "H" in PMS.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/30/12 at 11:14 PM
We once had a female hamster who would chew through anything to get to our male hamster when she was in heat. She once chewed through most of a cage. We now only have male hamsters.
Posted by Blissfully Lost on 05/31/12 at 03:07 PM
Some people say in slow motion it looks like he hits the hamster with his finger and knocks him out.
But you're right, he didn't look frightened.. And how would you know exactly how to knock a hamster out..
Posted by Kell on 02/12/13 at 12:59 PM
This is a smart hamster. Are they can be easily trained? we have a hamster once but my daughter forgot to bring her cage inside and the hamster died outside :(
Posted by mouse trap on 03/22/13 at 01:28 PM
This Hamsters can be smart also. I do remember vividly my grand Mom having one of them in a cage at her backyard. She was cute.
Posted by Joy on 08/23/13 at 02:14 AM
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