Archive for the ‘Hamsters Amazing Facts’ Category
Here is a list of routine thing that we should know followed by some really awesome facts about Hamsters.
Scientific name Mesocricetus auratus
Potential life span 2-3 years
Adult body weight 100-150 grams (Adult females are slightly larger than adult males)
Temperature range 65-75 F
Humidity range 30-70%
at 1st breeding male: 10-14 weeks; female: 6-10 weeks
Length of estrous (heat) cycle 94 hours
Gestation (pregnancy) 15 1/2-16 days
Average litter size 5-10 young
Age at weaning 3 weeks
Now the real deal
Hamsters can store food into their cheeks up to 20 % of their body weight.
Hamsters can run at 2-3 mph for long distances and 5-7 mph for short distances.
Hamsters can travel about 8 Miles in search of food.
Hamsters react to their names.
Hamsters are color blind.
Hamsters can hear sound in Ultrasonic range.
Hamsters can dig up to 3 Meters in the wild.
Hamsters can only see up to 6 Inches in front of them.
Hamsters can store as much as 38 pounds of grain in a single burrow.
Hamsters follow path by trails of smell they leave by rubbing their body with things along the path.
Hamster’s heart beat falls from 400-4 beats per minuet during hibernation state.
Hamster remembers their relatives.