Friday, 6 April 2012

F is for Fact-file - hamsters

Day #6 of the A-Z Challenge

This post is all about hamsters, and simple little facts.

It's not much, but I thought it might be interesting for all  you hamster lovers (inc. myself) ;)


A female hamster is called a sow
A male hamster is called a boar
Hamster's young are called pups

Baby hamster info

A hamster's litter can be 4 - 12 pups
Baby hamster's birth weight is usually 2 - 3 grams
Baby hamster's eyes open at 12 - 14 days
Baby hamster's weaning age is about 3 weeks

General hamster facts

Hamsters lifespan is from 1 - 3 years
A male hamster's average weight is 85 - 130 grams 
A female hamster's average weight is 95 - 150 grams

Hamster art made by me, by using other picture and cutting and pasting them together.

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  1. Hamsters are one of the few pets I didn't have growing up - our house was practically a zoo. But I always thought they were adorable little guys.

    Wishing you continued success with the A to Z challenge,

  2. Hamsters are cute. I've had a few that would bite though. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

  3. Hi, second hamster I have come across today. Enjoyed it tremendously. Thank you. Gotta go blog hop a little more. Ruby


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