Hamster, (subfamily Cricetinae), any of 18 Eurasian types of rodents having inner cheek pockets. The brilliant hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) of Syria is normally kept as a pet. Hamsters are heavy bodied, with a tail a lot shorter than their body length, and have little fuzzy ears, short stocky legs, and wide feet. Their thick long hide ranges from grayish to ruddy darker, contingent on the species; underparts run from white to shades of dim and dark. The Dzhungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) and the striped smaller person hamster (Cricetulus barabensis) have a dull stripe down the center of the back. Diminutive person desert hamsters (variety Phodopus) are the littlest, with a body 5 to 10 cm (around 2 to 4 inches) in length. The biggest is the basic hamster (cricetus), measuring up to 34 cm long, excluding a short tail of up to 6 cm.
Hamsters are commonly single and fundamentally nighttime, in spite of the fact that they are at times dynamic in the early morning or late night. They don't climb however of their range extends from Syria to Pakistan. All through dry open nation, they occupy desert fringes, vegetated sand hills, shrubby and rough lower regions and levels, stream valleys, and mountain steppes; some live among developed yields. Geographic circulation fluctuates extraordinarily with species. The regular hamster, for instance, is found from focal Europe to western Siberia and northwestern China, yet the brilliant hamster has been discovered uniquely close to a community in northwestern Syria. A litter of 10 youthful brilliant hamsters was gathered by zoologists and taken to Europe during the 1930s. A portion of those creatures effectively reared with each other, and the populace increased.