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

University of Chicago Press Journals Increasingly, scientific findings indicate that an organism's diet affects more than just general health and body condition. In an article published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, researchers from Nicolaus Copernicus University have found evidence that the diet of some animals must include cholesterol in order for them to enter necessary periods of energy conservation known as torpor. Torpor is a...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. However, they know very little about the internal timekeeping mechanisms that inform seasonal functions. A new international study, led by the University of Chicago, reveals...

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) July 24, 2012 Faith-based website, followme.org, says that community organizations need to use online encounters to draw people into human relationships in order to avoid media-related depression. That statement came in response to a new study released today that connects late-night TV/computer watching to the...

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, a new study suggests. While hamsters exposed to light at night for four weeks showed evidence of depressive symptoms, those symptoms essentially disappeared after about two weeks if they returned to normal lighting conditions. Even changes in the brain that occurred after hamsters lived with chronic light at...

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. Whether you're just getting started or halfway through the training schedule, PETCO offers helpful training tips for a safe and fun race day. Run-about balls are a good form of exercise for your pet and they are a great way to interact and spend time together - make...

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. Last year's race drew more than 12,000 racing hamsters and their cheering pet parents. (Logo http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030603/PETCOLOGO) Using hamster balls as their vehicles, hamsters and other small pets will race down eight-foot tracks in...

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. The official said that French authorities refused to partake in all the approaches necessary in protecting the hamster, which is also known as the European Hamster. The small mammal, which is apart of the rodent species, requires about 600,000 acres of protected land to thrive.  However, France only...

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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