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Hamsters are rodents best known as pets and laboratory animals.


  • The general rule among hamsters appears to be bite first and ask questions afterward.
    • Magalhaes, Hulda (1968). "Housing, Care, and Breeding". in Hoffman, Roger A.; Robinson, Paul F.; Magalhaes, Hulda. The Golden Hamster - its biology and use in medical research (1 ed.). Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press. pp. 20. 
  • Hamsters have a reputation for biting, which we feel is a defamation of character.
    • Logsdail, Chris; Logsdail, Peter; Hovers, Kate (2002). Hamsterlopaedia : a complete guide to hamster care. Lydney: Ringpress. ISBN 1860542468. 
  • The purpose of the current chapter is to summarize some of the information I have obtained on the capture and domestication history of the Syrian hamster, and perhaps to provide you with a new perspective and that will you give you something to muse on during seemingly endless hours of weighing hamsters adrenals, slicing hamster brains, or counting hamster ejaculations.
    • Murphy, Michael R. (1985). "History of the Capture and Domestication of the Syrian Golden Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus Waterhouse)". in Siegel, Harold I.. The Hamster : reproduction and behavior. New York: Plenum Press. p. 3. ISBN 030641791X. 

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