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  Hamster - MSN Encarta
Hamster, common name for any of several rodents characterized by large food-carrying cheek pouches, thick fur, and a short tail.
Hamsters live in many-chambered burrows 1 to 1.5 m (4 to 5 ft) below the surface of the ground in fields; they subsist mostly on cereal grains and may extensively damage crops.
The fur of some hamsters, notably the unusually colored, fl-bellied hamster, is used for the lining of coats, and the flesh is sometimes eaten.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761574623   (309 words)

Hamsters, even those recently captured in the wild, are readily tamed, although they remain remarkably adept at chewing on and escaping from their cages.
Factors affecting hamster restraint are the loose skin, which must be gathered to immobilize the animal, the tendency to bit when startled, and the predisposition to sleep deeply and then awaken suddenly.
Adult hamsters are housed in temperatures between 18 degrees and 29 degrees C with a suggested level of 18 degrees to 26 degrees C (65 degrees to 79 degrees F).
www.fauvet.fau.edu /oacm/VetData/Handouts/hamster.htm   (1668 words)

Almost all domestic hamsters in existence today are descendants of a single litter that was captured in Syria in 1930.
Hamsters are small, docile rodents who are inactive during the day and active at night.
Hamsters have tiny, stubby tails and fur that is reminiscent of velvet.
www.hsus.org /animals_in_research/species_used_in_research/hamster.html   (183 words)

 Hamster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A hamster is a rodent belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.
Hamsters are nest builders and a steady supply of fresh strips of tissue or newspaper (with soy-based ink) allows them to build a secure and comfortable spot in a corner of their enclosure or in their hiding house.
Hamster cars are not recommended because the hamster's movement is restricted by the shape of the car and this may cause stress or confuse them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hamster   (5235 words)

Hamster Theatre straddle the edges of folk music, avant-garde, world music, early 20th century French composers, such as Erik Satie and Maurice Ravel, contemporary composition and many other musical forms, bringing together elements of all these styles while never sounding 'just like' any one of them.
Hamster Theatre is co-led by multi-instrumentalists Dave Willey and Jon Stubbs, who composed the tunes and handled the majority of the instruments.
The result is the richest-sounding Hamster Theatre recording to date, featuring a wide variety of instrumentation, musical sources, and styles in a number of charming and accessible instrumental tunes.
www.cuneiformrecords.com /bandshtml/hamster.html   (385 words)

 Hamster Heaven .::. FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Russian Campbell hamsters are sociable and it is recommended they live in a large cage with the same sex species in which to keep him or her happy.
Hamster are very fragile and can easily become ill. You can however give your hamster a dish of chinchilla sand in which they can roll around in and help clean their fur.
Hamsters are nocturnal meaning that they like to sleep during the day and wake up in the evening or night.
www.hamster-heaven.com /faq.html   (1156 words)

 HamsterCare.CO.UK --- Your Online Hamster Information Resource
Syrian hamsters both male and female have two patches of fur on either side of their hips which are scent glands.
Roborovski hamsters should never be housed in small cages despite their small size and require at least a 24" X 12" glass tank or plastic cage.
Chinese hamsters are ideal for experienced hamster owners as they are difficult to catch and sometimes nip, but when caught are a pleasure.
www.hamstercare.co.uk /1breeds.html   (819 words)

 Hamster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
All pet hamsters are descended from 3 golden hamsters (1 male and 2 female) which were found by a zoologist in Syria in 1930.
Hamsters are very lively, active animals and will really enjoy a cardboard adventure playground, especially if you keep changing it round.
If your hamster appears drowsy or stays asleep for a long time it has probably gone into shut-down mode because it is too cold, warm it up gently in your hands and make sure it is warm enough in future.
www.chantec5.co.uk /animaluk/pets/hamster/hamster.htm   (590 words)

 Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association - Biology of the Hamster
Hamsters are omnivorous, making vegetables, seeds, fruits, and meat part of their diet; they store grain in their burrows.
Two methods to lift a hamster without touching it are to allow the hamster to enter a small container, or to grasp the hamster by the loose skin of the neck area with a rubber-tipped thump forceps.
Newborn male hamsters are distinguished from newborn females by noting the general anogential distance and pointed genital papilla in the male.
www.lvma.org /hamster.html   (1067 words)

 Mammals » Rodents » Hamster - Syrian Main Page
As most of us know, hamster cages come in a wide variety of sizes, materials etc. Your Syrian Hamster will do well in a wide variety of these cages, however the plastic cage is probably one of the best, but try not to have anything plastic in it.
Unlike many hamster breeds the Syrian is one of the easiest to handle because of his large size.
Hamsters do have powerful jaws, even tame hamsters will bite if mishandled, and therefore children should be supervised when handling a hamster to ensure they are not bitten because of mishandling.
www.centralpets.com /animals/mammals/rodents/rod4009.html   (1026 words)

 Hamster Care
The Syrian hamster is a small rodent weighing between 3 to 5 ounces; growing to 6 or 7 inches in length.
A hamster's front feet are more like hands (and they use them as such), while rear legs and feet help to propel it, support it when it sits up, and give it the ability to move backwards (very handy when scooting back down into a burrow).
Hamsters are very curious, hard to find and regain custody of, they can hide in the most un-seemingly places (in tight places, dark places, and high places).
www.pgaa.com /burrow/general/hamster.html   (2397 words)

The dwarf hamster is the smallest, with greyish or buff upperparts, white underparts and a short tail.
A mother hamster is very maternal, and, if danger threatens, she will carry her babies away, either by putting them into her cheek pouches or laying them across the toothless area of her jaws.
Common hamsters have sometimes been trapped by man for their fur and are considered to be a pest because they dig up root vegetables and eat other crops.
www.yptenc.org.uk /docs/factsheets/animal_facts/hamster.html   (943 words)

Hamsters don't tend to bite, although inbreeding Syrians has caused them to be a bit more aggressive.
Hamsters can be taught very simple tricks, but keep in mind they are not dogs.
It is normal for hamsters teeth to be yellow, you should not need to brush them.
www.geocities.com /poetic_pets/hamster.html   (845 words)

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The Russian Dwarf Hamster, scientifically known as Phodopus sungorus, is a distant relative of the common domestic Golden (or Syrian) Hamster, Mesocricetus auratus.
Hamsters in their winter coat can be distinguished from albinos by their fl eyes, unlike the deep pink eyes of the albinos.
In general, put a female in a male's cage, or an older hamster in with a younger one, as females and older adults seem to be the most aggressive and should thus be made the "stranger" in such a pairing.
netvet.wustl.edu /species/hamsters/phodopus.txt   (3645 words)

The Syrian Hamster naturally likes to be alone, and must be kept alone after the age of 9–10 weeks.
We recommend that you purchase your hamster in a retail pet store that maintains their animals in a clean, healthy environment and get the animal as young as possible so that it has an opportunity to bond with you at an early age.
Hamster diets available on the market are made by LandM, Kaytee, 8 in 1, Sun Seed, F. Browns, Vitakraft, Mazuri, and Zupreem.
www.pets-warehouse.com /hamster.htm   (850 words)

 Hamster-Powered Night Light
Though Skippy the Hamster powers this night light by running on his excercise wheel, the same concepts and low-rpm alternator design could be applied to a school science project using different energy sources!
He's a Syrian Hamster, and we chose that breed since they are nocturnal and like to run on the exercise wheel.
The first issue we noticed is that the wheel that came with the cage was noisy when Skippy ran on it.
www.otherpower.com /hamster.html   (3646 words)

 hamster care info on hamsters cages food grooming handling and lifespan
Hamsters can live very happily on their own and as long as you spend a reasonable amount of time with them, they will be content to live alone and be the centre of attention!
When the hamster is running in the wheel its spine must not be curved, if it is then this indicates that the wheel is too small for the hamster and you may need to buy a larger wheel.
Hamsters normally sleep during the day and come to life at night, so it is best to feed them in the evening.
www.petplanet.co.uk /petplanet/kids/kidshamster.htm   (1387 words)

 Hamster Info
When you first bring your hamster home it is recommended that you leave your hamster alone for a few days/day to get used to his/her surroundings.
When your hamster’s nails are too long, you need to either bring them to the vet to have them trimmed, or do it yourself.
If your hamster has one, they need to be taken to the vet to have it drained.
home.earthlink.net /~amakateri/petparadise/id7.html   (1439 words)

 Golden Hamster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the wild, hamsters are larder hoarders; they use their cheek pouches to transport food to their burrows.
Putting a male and female hamster together when the female is not in heat may result in the female attacking the male.
In the beginning of the 20th century, the Syrian golden hamster was considered as being extinct in the wild by unknown reason until Professor Aharoni of Jerusalem Hebraic University collected one female and her 12 broods in Aleppo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Syrian_hamster   (1116 words)

 Hamsters World!
Hamsters take their own sweet time, and sometimes getting them back takes a while.
After ten minutes or so the hamster is very used to the scent and feel of humans, but feels less threatened by them.
Hamsters are often referred to as nocturnal, i.e.
www.angelfire.com /id/jacheong/hamster.html   (745 words)

Hamsters are pets that prefer to be kept as the sole critter in a habitat; they do not care to share their space with another hamster.
Hamsters have cheek pouches where they store their food until they can place it in another spot in their cage.
Hamsters are omnivorous and are found to eat roots, plants, invertebrates, and carrion.
www.kaytee.com /companion_animals/mammals/hamster   (185 words)

 MGK Hamster FAQ page
Hamster legt dann selbst diese Gruppen an und postet von nun an die entsprechenden Postings in die angegeben Gruppen.
Often this is the result of a crash of explorer.exe, accompanied by the disapearance of other tray icons.
Later versions of Hamster are a bit more resistant to the problem, but it nevertheless occurs from time to time.
hamster.mgk.org.uk /faq.html   (1094 words)

 ASPCA: Pet Care: Small Pet Information: Hamster Care
Hamsters were first discovered in Syria, but they are native to many parts of the world.
Hamsters also have gained a reputation for biting, but they mostly tend to nip when awakened during the day—the time they are “biologically programmed” to sleep.
Also note that hamsters seem to be susceptible to respiratory problems, especially the common cold, which they can catch from their human pet parents.
www.aspca.org /site/PageServer?pagename=pets_hamstercare   (1255 words)

 Hamster Hideout - Hamster Basics - Breeds - Syrian
All Syrian hamsters in captivity are believed to be descended from a mother and her 12 cubs who were dug out of a burrow near Syria, in 1930.
Since Syrian hamsters are bigger than the other species, they can cope with more handling before they get tired.
The Syrian hamster is also known commonly as the golden hamster, although today's advance breeding techniques have developed more than 40 different colour types.
www.hamsterhideout.com /breedssyrian.html   (166 words)

 HAMSTERster.com : your virtual hamster and gerbil community
Raquel, a fellow hamster lover and creator of a new hamster sampler exchange, is currently organizing a third exchange.
You can be a part of it by simply visiting this LJ community and leaving a comment with your email address and the item you would like to contribute, even if you are not currently a LiveJournal member.
Let the world know that you love hamsters (and HAMSTERster) by sticking one on your notebooks, your car's bumper, your computer monitor, the outside of your pet's home, or wherever else a sticker may be stuck.
www.hamsterster.com   (1417 words)

 Hamsters : Preparing For A Hamster
Once the decision has been made to buy a hamster(s) it is necessary to prepare for its arrival and buy the equipment beforehand.
At the very least the new hamster(s) will require a suitable cage furnished with a floor covering and nesting material, a water bottle and food.
The cage should be prepared and placed in a suitable location ready for the arrival of the hamster(s) prior to collecting it.
www.hamsters.co.uk /preparing_hamster.htm   (131 words)

 The Remarkable Hamster Clock : Stupid.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It's a well-known fact that hamsters are the most punctual creatures in the animal kingdom.
Before clocks and watches were invented, people used to strap hamsters on their wrists to tell the time of day.
It was not uncommon to hear passersby say, "Look at the time -- It's half past hamster!" Switzerland became famous for watches -- not because they were brilliant engineers -- but because their indigenous hamsters were exceptionally accurate timekeepers.
www.stupid.com /stat/HAMC.html   (350 words)

 Helen's Hamster Pages and Pictures at Dhassa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This includes how they can be cute and devious, Muffy's story about his hamster cage, the hamster language, and the escape techniques of hamsters.
I have added FAQs about syrian / golden hamsters to answer some of the e-mails sent to me. There is a section of hamster pictures that I am always trying to update.
These hamster pictures were mainly taken when Neo was about 6 months old.
www.dhassa.co.uk /hamsters   (278 words)

 Hamster Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The hamster is a small, burrowing rodent that lives in the wild in parts of Asia and Europe.
Hamsters have a life span of about 2 to 2.5 years.
After they leave their mother, hamsters are solitary animals.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/rodent/Hamsterprintout.shtml   (190 words)

 The Hamster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Hamster has actually existed since August 2001, and has steadily evolved and grown since then, under the stewardship of Eric Hananoki (until Apr 2005).
The original Hamster log, part of which was once lost, is now being restored by third party volunteers, and is under permanent historical preservation.
In addition to the original and main content, The Hamster is now an archive for a growing range of technical data and newsletters.
www.the-hamster.com   (133 words)

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