Rabu, 26 Oktober 2016



Hello...guys me and my friend Raissa Nur, want to tell you about cute fauna is hamster.

Hamster are small rodents that are commonly kept as house pets. They are distinguishable from other rodent due to their short tails, stubby legs, and small ears. Hamster have many different colors, including black, grey, brown, white, yellow, red, or a mixture of several colors.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Myomorpha
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Cricetinae
Genera: Allocricetulus, Cansumus, Cricetus, Cricetulus, Mesocricetus, Phodopus, and Tscherskia
Species: 24 species. The most common hamsters found as pets are: Syrian golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus), Chinese hamster (Cricetulus griseus), Campbell's or dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli), Djungarian or winter-white Russian dwarf hamster (Phodopus sungorus), Roborovski hamster (Phodopus roborovskii)

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With 24 species of hamster, these animals come in a wide range of sizes. The most common pet hamster, the Syrian hamster, also known as the teddy bear hamster or golden hamster, usually grows to about 6 inches (15.24 cm) long.

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The first hamsters were discovered in Syria, thought they also live in Greece, Romania, Belgium, and northern China. In the wild, they like to live in warm, dry areas like, steppes, sand dunes, and the edges of deserts.
Hamster are nocturnal, which means they like sleeping during the day. In the wild, they dig burrows, which are a series of tunnels, to live and breed in. Hamsters will also store food in their burrows. Living underground keeps wild hamsters cool in hot climates.

Some hamster are very social, while the others are loners. For example, the Syrian hamster doesn't like living near the other hamsters. They are very territorial and should never put in a cage with other hamsters. It will bite the other hamster and my even kill it. Dwarf hamsters, on the other hand, are social and like to have a friend nearby.

Wild hamsters will hibernate if the weather gets cold enough. Hamsters will wake up from their hibernation periodically to eat. If there isn't enough fodd stored, hamsters will wait to hibernate until their surplus is to their liking.

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Hamsters like to eat seeds, grains, nuts, cracked corn, fruits, and vegetables. Wild hamsters also eat isncts, frogs, lizards, and other small animals.

Hamsters' name comes from the German word 'hamstern', which means 'hoard'. They have pouches in their cheeks that they stuff with food. Then, they will carry their hoard to their colony so they can eat it later. Pet hamsters will often store their food under their cage bedding.


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Male and female hamsters waste no time when mating with one another. If you put two opposite gender hamsters into a cage together, the female will become pregnant very quickly. Thei gestation period lasts 15 to 20 days.

After the birth, the litter is blind until they are two weeks old and at 3 to 4 weeks, the young are weaned. Females tend to have two to three litters per year. Hamsters typically live one to two years, but can live up to three years in captivity.

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