Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Cnidaria
Class - Mammalia
Order - Rodentia
Family - Cricetidae
Genus - Mesocricetus

Hamsters

Ratings

Hamsters are thought to be originally from the desert lands of east Asia, including hamster species such as the common Syrian hamster and the miniature Russian dwarf hamster. Hamsters in the wild tend to spend most of their time digging and foraging for f
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Mesocricetus Auratus
Type - Mammal
Diet - Omnivore
Size - 5-28cm (2-11in)
Weight - 100-900g (3.5-32oz)
Top Speed - 6km/h (4mph)
Life Span - 2-3 years
Lifestyle - Solitary
Conservation Status - Least Concern
Appearance
Colour - Tan, Brown, White, Black
Skin Type - Fur
Favourite Food - Seeds
Habitat - Dry deserts and sand dunes
Average Clutch Size - 8
Main Prey - Seeds, Nuts, Berries
Predators - Owl, Hawk, Snakes
Distinctive Features - Food storage pouches and the ability to run backwards

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