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

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What

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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