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Tiny Wonder – Hamster:

Scientific name: Mesocricetus auratus

Hamster close up, photographed at a farm house in Mysore.

Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. Hamsters are nocturnal, sleeping during the hot days and playing in the cooler evenings. They have very poor eyesight, colorblind and can see only up to 6 Inches in front of them but have a keen sense of smell and excellent hearing. Most species of hamsters have expandable cheek pouches in which they can carry food and bedding back to their burrow where they will store food.


With potential life span of 2-3 years adult body weighs 100-150 grams (adult females are slightly larger than adult males) and Hamsters react to their names; can dig up to 3 Meters in the wild and remembers their relatives. Only a few hamster species are widely kept as pets but the hamster is the most popular of the smaller rodents kept as a pet in many countries today. So sad they are widely being used in test & research laboratories Worldwide!

Nikki – Our Pet

The dog is the only animal that has seen his god so is our Golden Retriever Labrador “Nikki”. So sad it’s no more now and we always cherish the days we had with him. We miss him so much and the memories will be there for the lifetime and can’t forget the soulful eyes. Life is at times unfair and biased to many like our “Nikki” who was hale and healthy until 3days before the end when he was just 7 years old. RIP Nikki!!