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By Yvonne Zhu

August 6th, 2023

The Five Species of Domesticated Hamsters

Among the five domesticated species of hamsters, there are many common characteristics. For example, all hamsters love burrowing, have cheek pouches, are mainly active at night, are omnivores, and have relatively short lifespans. But what sets them apart, and why are some hamsters so big while others are so small?

Keep reading to find out!

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