I've had my Chinese Hamster, Victini for almost a year now.
Ever since I've had her she's been incredibly shy and would run and hide when she saw us..
She would never bite us, but didn't really like to explore when we had her out. She would never, ever run on her wheel, or saucer when we were out and the lights were on.
Suddenly a few weeks ago she changed! She doesn't beg for attention in the same way that my Syrian ham does.. but she will go out and about when we are in the room. When we hold her, she seems to want to explore and has her little ears perked up.
My boyfriend was holding her for a bit while I cleaned her cage tonight and she was very interested in everything around her and didn't just run and hide in a dark place. I don't know what caused this change, but I like it!
Here she is tonight, being incredibly adorable! (I hope Sticky buns my other ham doesn't see this and get jealous!)