Thursday, 19 November 2015

Meet the world’s smallest species of hamster

Meet the world’s smallest species of hamster

Roborovski hamster is the wrorld’s smallest species of hamster. The average individual is approximately 2 inch and weighs around 25 grams. They live mostly for 3 years.
There are distributed in some desert areas of China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. They are mostly found in desert areas. They tend to dig underground tunnels.

The first discovery of this hamster was done by a Russian explorer in 1894. These hamsters were later imported to many parts of the world. They are found in many countries as pets.

The hamster can eat both insects and food from plant sources. They most commonly prefer seeds. They also gather food in their burrowed holes for winter and they usually do remain in their hole throughout the winter.

They are very fast and usually don’t bite making them a good choice as a pet. Usually they are kept in a cage with a running wheel. Even in captivity they followed their instinct of gathering food the hamster store food in different parts of cage. Usually they are considered safe as pets however some people developed asthma.

Would you like to keep them as pet? Comment your opinions below.

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