TTT – Tiny Thumb Thursday – Hamster

I probably don’t have to explain too much about hamsters…  almost everybody had one as a pet before.

Hamsters are crepuscular (like Krazy). In the wild, they burrow underground in the daylight to avoid being caught by predators.  In the wild they feed primarily on seeds, fruits and greens, and will occasionally eat burrowing insects (they love meal worms). They have elongated fur-lined pouches on both sides of their heads that extend to their shoulders, which they stuff full of food to be stored, brought back to the colony or to be eaten later (quite handy, wish I had one…).

Hamsters have poor eyesight; they are nearsighted and colorblind. However, they have an acute sense of smell and can hear extremely well (and they are cute). They are also particularly sensitive to high-pitched noises and can hear and communicate in the ultrasonic range.

And they also love to dance:

Hampster Dance

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