First Syrian hamster, help!
I just bought a Syrian hamster in the pet store yesterday, and was wondering if I was doing the right things, and if the hamster was alright, so anyone here has any advice, it's very welcome!
He's still young but not quite a baby, I'm not entirely sure how old. Fur didn't look as clean and well taken care of as some of the others, but the store's vet said it was healthy.
I got a pretty large cage for it with three wooden floors, a corner filled with hay, one with those special soft hamster fabrics, a floor with a cabin, one with a wheel and one with food. The bottom is filled with wood shavings that are dust-free and natural, all materials are safe.
In the store he seemed rather content and used to being handled, he came to us and let us pick him up quite easily, I put him in his cage and left him alone since then to get accustomed.
So it's day 1 and he runs in his wheel a lot, eats fine, sleeps all day, normal behavior so far, doesn't seem afraid or shy when we walk by, but on two occasions he has made this low screeching sound (like a Pterodactyl you could say, heh,) when I was close to the bars, once while I offered him a treat. He came to get it, sniffed it, seemed fine (it's an almond, which he seems to eat) and then just screeched and ran away.
I'm not sure what to make of this. Is he just scared due to his new environment? Should I back off completely for a few days? Is there anything I can do to help?