Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.
The subfamily contains about 25 species, classified in six or seven genera.
They have become established as popular small house pets, and,
partly because they are easy to breed in captivity,
hamsters are often used as laboratory animals.
HAMSTERS FUN FACTS
There are 25 species of hamster
Hamsters have thick silky fur, short tails, small ears, short legs, wide feet and large eyes
Hamsters usually live in burrows underground during the day, they are crepuscular which means they come out at twilight to feed
Hamsters do not have good eyesight, they are nearsighted and also color-blind
The hamster relies on scent to find their way. They have scent glands which they rub on objects along a path