Latest Hamsters Stories

Wintertime Survival For Siberian Hamsters Depends On Summertime Cholesterol Consumption
2014-06-11 03:54:52

Increasingly, scientific findings indicate that an organism's diet affects more than just general health and body condition.

Understanding How Our Seasonal Clocks Work Using Siberian Hamsters
2013-09-24 08:10:52

Humans, and many other animals, have internal clocks and calendars that help them regulate behavior, physiological functions and biological processes. Scientists have extensively studied the mechanisms that inform our daily functions, known as circadian rhythms.

2012-07-24 23:01:29

New study’s claims about media-related depression serve as reminder that media consumption must result in human relationships, says faith-based website, Followme.org. (PRWEB)

2012-07-24 11:14:33

Chronic exposure to dim light at night can lead to depressive symptoms in rodents -- but these negative effects can be reversed simply by returning to a standard light-dark cycle.

2010-04-06 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Racers get ready! We're only 18 days away from PETCO's annual Hamster Ball Derby on Saturday, April 24 at 2 p.m. hosted at all of the company's more than 1,000 locations across the country.

2009-09-10 14:44:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PETCO, a leading pet specialty retailer, will host its annual, and very popular, Hamster Ball Derby at all of the company's more than 950 locations across the country on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.

2009-06-25 15:00:28

On Thursday an official said that the European Commission is taking France to Europe's highest court for not protecting the great hamster of Alsace, a species threatened by extinction.

Latest Hamsters Reference Libraries

2007-10-24 12:25:14

Campbell's Russian Dwarf Hamster (Phodopus campbelli), is a species of dwarf hamster discovered by W.C. Campbell in 1902 in Tuva. This hamster is also native to the steppes and semi-arid regions of Central Asia, the Altay Mountains, and the provinces of Heilungkiang and Hebei in China. This hamster is also sometimes called Djungarian or Dzungarian, or simply Russian, and is sometimes mistaken for the closely related Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster. Campbell's hamsters are born with one...

2006-12-13 15:46:05

The Chinese Hamster is a species of hamster, scientific names Cricetulus griseus, which originates in the deserts of northern China and Mongolia. These animals grow to between 2.95 to 3.54 in (7.5 and 9 cm) long and as adults can weigh 1.76 to 2.65 oz (50 to 75 g). They live two to three years on average. The Chinese hamster is often kept as a pet or as a laboratory animal. A Chinese hamster's body proportions, compared with those of other hamsters, appear "long and thin". They have a...

2006-12-13 15:44:28

The European Hamster, Cricetus cricetus, also known as the black-bellied hamster, is a species of hamster native to Europe. It is typically found in low-lying farmland with soft loose soils. It may also inhabit meadows, gardens, or hedges. It is widely considered a farmland pest, and has also been trapped for its fur. The black-bellied hamster is found from the Belgium and Alsace in the west. It is also found from to Russia in the east, and Romania in the south. European hamsters are...

2006-12-13 15:42:01

Roborovskis (Phodopus roborovski) are the smallest and fastest of all hamsters and are commonly kept as pets. Distinguishing characteristics of the Roborovskis are the white spots where their eyebrows would be, and the lack of a dorsal stripe commonly seen in dwarf hamsters. They live three and a half years of age. This is the longest of any domestic hamster. They are very curious, however easily startled and generally quite shy. They are social and when socialized from an early age,...

2006-12-13 15:40:04

Winter White Russian hamsters are a species of hamster in the genus Phodopus. They are typically half the size of the better-known Syrian hamster, and therefore called dwarf hamsters along with all Phodopus species. Features include a typically dark gray dorsal stripe and furry feet. The tail is so short that it hardly shows when the hamster is sitting. As winter approaches and the days get shorter, winter whites' dark fur grays until it is almost completely white. This adaptation helps them...

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