Hamsters 🐹 have become established as popular small house pets. They are a bit like a mouse. Wild hamsters live in the desert, but people all over the world keep domesticated hamsters as pets.
- In the wild, hamsters are crepuscular and stay underground during the day.
- They feed on seeds, fruits, and vegetation, and occasionally eat burrowing insects.
- Hamsters are distinguished by their large cheek pouches and a relatively short tail.
They use their long cheek pouches (extending to their shoulders) to carry food back to their burrows!