Hamsters were first scientifically described in 1839 as the Syrian hamster or (golden hamster), but not breed and domesticated until around 1939. In Jerusalem hamsters were bred very easily and were soon exported to the United States. Hamsters are rodents from the subfamily Cricetinae. Hamsters borrow themselves in the day light to prevent themselves from getting caught by predators. They typically have short stout bodies and short tails. Hamsters can … [Read more...] about Get Ready to Enjoy Loving Your Own Hamster!