Safari Hamster

Hamster

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Description:

A common and beloved household pet, hamsters are members of the Rodentia order that can be found in the wild on many different continents. There are about 25 different species worldwide, but the Syrian (or golden) hamster is by far the most common in captivity.

 

  • Scientific Name: Family Cricetidae

  • Characteristics: Hamsters make wonderful pets, and they are well known for their social and docile dispositions. Thankfully, there’s no need to worry about a messy cage with this professionally sculpted figurine!

  • Size and Color: Measuring 4.25 inches long and 1.75 inches tall, this figurine is about an inch shorter and longer than a deck of cards stood on its side. Although this model depicts the brownish-gold coloration of the Syrian hamster, hamsters can be many different colors including brown, black, white, tan, and bronze.

  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
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    History:

    Biologists believe that hamsters were originally from desert areas in eastern Asia. In 1797, a physician found them in Aleppo, Syria, and described them in a book titled The Natural History of Aleppo. Later in the early 20th century, zoologist Israel Aharoni found a family of hamsters in a Syrian wheat field and brought them back to his laboratory in Jerusalem. Some of them bred successfully, and the offspring were shipped off to other labs and zoos around the world.

     

    • Recommended Age: 18 months and up
    • Size: 4.29" L x 1.76" W ( 11 cm x 4.5 cm )