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10 Amazing Facts about Hamsters



10 Amazing Facts about Hamsters

  • Hamsters are crepuscular, which means they are most active during the twilight hours.
  • The largest type of hamster can grow to 13 inches (33cm) long.
  • The smallest type of hamster is just 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10cm) long.
  • Hamsters can store food in their cheeks, then eat it later.
  • There are five different hamster species often kept as pets: Roborovski, Syrian, Campbell’s Dwarf, Chinese and Winter White Russian Dwarf hamsters.
  • Hamsters are omnivores and in the wild, they have been known to hunt and eat insects.
  • Hamsters can live for up to 4 years.
  • Hamsters are born blind and cannot open their eyes until around two weeks after birth.
  • Hamster’s incisor teeth never stop growing.
  • Hamsters can have up to 24 babies at a time.

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