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    • Desert Hamster
    • Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
    • Roborowski’s Hamster
  • Scientific Names
    • Phodopus roborovskii
    • Phodopus bedfordiae
    • Phodopus praedilectus
    • Phodopus przewalskii

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Desert Hamster Phodopus roborovskii

Observer

bookworm91

Date

December 5, 2016 04:40 PM PST

Description

Phodopus roborosskii

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Desert Hamster Phodopus roborovskii

Observer

garchakevin8

Date

April 5, 2016

Description

Really small mouse. Almost looks unreal. All really hyper.

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Desert Hamster Phodopus roborovskii

Observer

morganlynn

Date

March 25, 2016

Description

White with spot of grey on top of head. Dark eyes. Small legs. Small ears. Round in shape. Long whiskers.

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Desert Hamster Phodopus roborovskii

Observer

skylerlee

Date

March 23, 2016

Description

Binomial Name: Phodopus roborovskii

The Desert Hamster is native to much of the Middle East including China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. As their name implies, they thrive is desert landscapes with sand and little vegetation. They live in burrows and are able to conserve water very efficiently.

The Dessert Hamster is omnivorous. It mostly eats seeds, grains and plant matter. However, on occasion it will eat insects.

During the winter they stock pile food into their burrows and stay underground for the entirety of the season.

They are most known for being popular pets and are sold at most pet stores.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Cricetidae

Subfamily: Cricetinae

Genus: Phodopus

Species: P. roborovskii

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Desert Hamster Phodopus roborovskii

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 15, 2005 10:53 PM PDT

Description

In her dust bath bowl full of chinchilla sand.

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Description from Wikipedia

Roborovski hamsters (Phodopus roborovskii; formerly, Cricetulus bedfordiae) or desert hamsters (also known simply as Robos or Robs) are the smallest of all dwarf hamsters, averaging under 2 cm (1 inch) at birth, and between 4.5-5 cm (2 inches) and 20-25 g (1 oz) during adulthood. Distinguishing characteristics of the Roborovskis are eyebrow-like white spots and the lack of any dorsal stripe (found on the other members of the Phodopus genus). The average lifespan for the Roborovski...

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