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ham·ster

(ham'stĕr),
Any of four genera (subfamily Cricetinae, family Muridae) of small rodents widely used in research and as pets: Cricetus, Cricetulus, Mesocricetus, and Phodopus. All hamsters are seed and plant feeders, store food, hibernate in winter, and breed throughout the year under laboratory conditions.

hamster

/ham·ster/ (ham´ster) a small ratlike rodent, most commonly Cricetus cricetus, used extensively in laboratory experiments.

hamster

A rodent, Cricetus cricetus, belonging to the family Cricetidae, common in Europe and western Asia. It is extensively used in medical research.

hamster

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As the intrepid hamster does not belong to nearby neighbours, the RSPCA thinks she may have come from further afield.
RSPCA officers say they are "shocked" by the circumstances surrounding the abandonment - with the hamster in a very good, clean cage containing a PS50 price tag.
When the vets took the hamster out of his cage he began walking normally, which baffled them.
Studies regarding the intraspecific diversity in the common hamster have intensified over the last years, being motivated by the necessity to establish significant units for conservation management.
A noisy football league match is no place for any pet and this hamster didn't appear to be safely restrained in the hoodie.
However, Greenhill has taken some precautionary measures and is now housing the hamsters at both its Greenhill and 1st Avenue facilities, keeping the males and females in separate "hamster aquariums.
The hamster's owner posted an image and a message to the page saying: 'If anyone sees my hamster please comment below, he doesn't bite so if you could take him in I will come and collect as soon as possible.
Maria stopped in front of a large cage filled with exercise wheels, plastic tunnels, and one large hamster.
The findings came after the university carried out the first study to measure the mood of hamsters in an objective way.
The Hamster Pro DUO/CL was designed for projects such as National ID programmes that require a contactless smart card to store a fingerprint template, said SecuGen, The Hamster Pro Duo/CL features SecuGen s U20 USB fingerprint sensor that is FBI Certified.
I think we got on to it because the proudest moment in my entire scholarly career was not passing my highers but finding Hannibal the hamster in a jam jar under the sink in primary 1 and being hailed a hero for, oh, at least 20 minutes.
My flatmate bought a hamster before Christmas, but I feel like she is already losing interest.