“”Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
|—French Soldier, Monty Python and the Holy Grail|
Hamsters are inoffensive (well, mostly harmless) rodents. They usually come out at night which makes their popularity as pets a little surprising.
They are omnivores and have the cute ability to store food in their cheeks before taking back to their burrows.
In captivity they are often provided with exercise wheels in their cages which they will spin with great energy. Sadly, efforts to connect their wheels to little generators and thus power houses have had little success. Other solutions to global warming must therefore be found.
Hamsters are not gerbils.