Really small mouse. Almost looks unreal. All really hyper.
White with spot of grey on top of head. Dark eyes. Small legs. Small ears. Round in shape. Long whiskers.
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.
Species: P. roborovskii
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...