Hamsters are one of the most popular pets in the world. They have a lot going for them: they’re adorable, hardy, and low-maintenance!
But do you know everything there is to know about these furry little critters?
Here’s a list of 15 amazing facts about hamsters that will make you say “aww!”:
Fact 1: A hamster’s teeth never stop growing, so they need to be worn down by chewing on things like wood and cardboard
Fact 2: The average lifespan of a hamster is 2-3 years
Fact 3: Hamsters are omnivorous animals that eat plants, insects, small rodents, eggs, and carrion.
Fact 4: They’re able to store food for winter months by burying it underground or storing it in their cheek pouches.
Fact 5: There are many different breeds of hamsters, including the Syrian, Chinese, Roborovskii Dwarf, and Campbell Russian dwarf.
Fact 6: Hamsters are nocturnal creatures, meaning they sleep during the day and come out at night.
Fact 7: Male hamsters will only fight each other if they’re introduced to one another for the first time after reaching sexual maturity (usually around 4 months old) or when a female is present.
Fact 8: In the wild, hamsters live in burrows and nests.
Fact 9: Hamsters can run up to 5 1/2 miles or 9km per night.
Fact 10: Hamsters can be found in many colors including white, brown, black, and gray.
Fact 11: Hamsters have poor eyesight but an excellent sense of smell which helps them find food.
Fact 12: A group of hamsters is called a “Horde”.
Fact 13: Hamsters are in the top 10 lists of most popular pets in the United States.
Fact 14: Female hamsters tend to live longer than males because females are less aggressive and don’t fight as often.
Fact 15: They are born blind, deaf, and toothless but grow teeth quickly after birth.
We hope you enjoyed learning more about these furry little creatures. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the comment section below.
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