Hamsters are adorable, and also surprisingly interesting. Here are ten things you may not know about hamsters – including whether or not they eat strawberries! * Hamsters are related to both rats and guinea pigs.

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They can live up to four years in the wild, whereas house-bred hamsters usually only have a lifespan of two or three years. Etc. Hamsters are nocturnal, so they sleep during the day and run around at night.  They can squeeze into small spaces thanks to their long curved claws on all four of their feet!  When it’s time for a nap, hamsters curl up in tight little balls with just their heads poking out.  Female hamsters are called sows, males are called boars.


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