The Hamster

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!

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