Homage to the Syrian hamster

Photo by Robert Maier. It should be little surprise to readers of this blog that I have always been a bit into animals. My childhood dogs have featured heavily on this space, but the truth is I’ve had a wide … Continue reading

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A wild hamster you’ve never heard of

Source, This fell-looking beast is a Romanian hamster (Mesocricetus newtoni).  It’s a close relative of the golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) that we know so well from the pet trade. They are in the same genus, and they have been hybridized … Continue reading

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Wee Hamster Leads Cats in Decision 2012 Cuteness Poll

  Snuggles the Service Hamster is Cleaning Up in the Cuteness Polls Could independent candidate Snuggles the service hamster (…how exactly does a service hamster work?) be cuter than Louie Dewey Mocha Latte the fluffy kitty? Recent results from Animal … Continue reading

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