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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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The Spotted Carmarthen's Facebook page is urging anyone who may have seen Jed the hamster to get in touch to help reunite the furry creature and his owner.
Older hamsters may need regular nail clipping, but take care not to cut into the quick (the blood vessel that runs through the middle of the nail).
The findings came after the university carried out the first study to measure the mood of hamsters in an objective way.
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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.
Participants will learn about the different ways they can continue the high-speed fun at home such as adding a tunnel or wheel to their hamster habitat.
She will soon sort her priorities out when she comes home to a room smelling of eau de hamster poo and has to do the dirty business herself.
Small animals, such as hamsters, can escalate from being mildly sick to seriously ill very quickly so it is important to keep a close eye on your hamster's health.
James White, 21, yesterday admitted to killing his Korean flatmate's female adult Syrian hamster after a drinking binge, but claimed it was dead before he put it in the pan.
Justin told the fan to "take care" of the hamster, which he adopted in October, and she promised Pac would be well taken care of.
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One British family didn't have to look past their pet hamster.