Hamster Anatomy

The hamster is a rodent that we can find in different parts of the world. At present, many people purchase hamsters to be their family pet. Hamsters are cute, adorable and very vibrant. They are nocturnal animals that are solitary in nature. They’d rather be alone than to be with fellow hamsters.

In general, hamsters are small. They range only from 2-11 inches in size and they can only reach up to 900 grams in weight which is why they are easy to keep in hamster cages. A hamster is often used in a research or experiments because several parts of their body are similar to us humans. They are similar to guinea pigs that are considered as laboratory animals.

Hamsters are mostly studied in their sensory systems like taste and vision. They are used by scientists searching for a remedy of certain diseases like pancreatic cancer, cardiopulmonary illness and other similar ailments. Hamsters multiply fast and mostly disease-free that is why scientists like to use them for researches. Moreover, their cardiovascular system is almost same to a human being that is why experiments are performed to find cure to many cardiovascular diseases.

Physically, you can see that hamsters have fat bodies with cheek pouches on the sides of their heads. They also have very strong legs and wide feet. They use their cheek pouches to store the food they have collected. Their teeth continuously grow that is why they need to chew on objects or food to stop their teeth from growing very long which can affect their health.

The internal parts of hamsters mainly comprise of skull, jaw, teeth, limbs and tail. Their sense organs are mouth for tasting, nose for smelling, eyes for seeing, ears for hearing and skin for touching. A hamster’s average life span is 2-2 years but can reach up to 3 & years depending on the breed.

Experts say that hamsters have poor vision and are tend to be color-blind but then their sense of hearing is very well developed and their nose can distinguish different scent which can make up for their poor visual sense.

Hamster is an ideal pet to take care of because it is by and large friendly to us humans as long as they are trained at an early age. Some breeds are mostly sweet so you won’t have trouble trying to make them like you. Ready a hamster cage now for your pet hamster to live in. Just be sure to buy the right hamster cage which can make your hamster happy and satisfied.

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