Transcript of Dwarf Hamster
Dwarf Hamsters! Species of Phodopus,(The 3 types of dwarf hamsters) together with members of the genera Cricetulus, Allocricetulus and Tscherskia are called "dwarf hamsters" because of their small size (roughly 7 to 10 centimeters, 2.8–3.9 in) relative to other hamsters. Members of Phodopus have a round body shape, short tails and buccal pouches (cheek pouches) in which they can store food. They all live in dry conditions with extreme temperatures. Members of Phodopus have a round body shape, short tails and buccal pouches (cheek pouches) in which they can store food. They all live in dry conditions with extreme temperatures Hamsters carry small items of food in its large cheek pouches, although some items, such as large tubers, are carried in the teeth. The pouches are stuffed, and emptied, using the fore paws. The common hamster hibernates in winter, when it blocks up the entrances to its burrow, and sleeps lightly in a bed of straw By Emily Talbot Another name for dwarf hamsters are phodopus. Hamsters! They are on the IUCN Red List. In the wild, Phodopus primarily collect and eat seeds and dry fruits. They also eat other plant parts and insects. Phodopus is one of seven genera within the subfamily Cricetinae, a group of rodents distributed throughout Euraisa It contains hamsters distinguished from other hamsters by small size, short tails and fur covered feet. Phodopus is one of seven genera within the subfamily Cricetinae, a group of rodents distributed throughout Eurasia. When in captivity, they Full transcript
tame easily and are
sometimes kept as pets. Sometimes considered an important pest of agriculture, partly because of its enthusiastic storing of food in amounts far beyond its requirements. Farmers often try to kill these animals using poison, by digging or flooding them out of there burrows, or use dogs. I like these hamsters because they are tiny and also because they are VERY soft. They usually make mini burrows under there shavings and its very cute when they do.