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Answered 2011-12-28 19:16:51

Until they have hair, if there young. but if there just new hamsters that already have hair, i would recommend waiting at least 48 hours because hamsters will need time to adjust to a brand new environment. if you do hold it before that it shouldn't do much but your hamster will be very skittish and scared. i once held a hamster to early, and it became so traumatized it didn't make it. ): but don't worry about that happening to yours because that only happens to younger ones that aren't used to the home at all. I'm pretty sure if yours is full grown and in full health and you hold it before that, it will be okay, just a tad scared

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