A small European rodent (Cricetus frumentarius). It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations. Hamsters are commonly kept as a pets.
short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches
an easy pet to look after
a really good pet for a new or young pet
a rodent that belongs to the subfamily Cricetinae
a small rodent that is most active at night
a small rodent that some people keep as pets
A small Eurasian rodent of the subfamily Cricetinae, especially Mesocricetus auratus, having large cheek pouches and a short tail and often kept as a pet or used in laboratory research.
A hamster is a rodent belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 18 species, classified in six or seven genera. Hamsters are indigenous to the Middle East and southeastern Europe.