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Campbell's dwarf hamster
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P. campbelli
Binomial name
Phodopus campbelli
(Thomas, 1905)
Synonyms
  • Phodpus tuvinicus Orlov and Iskharova, 1974
  • Phodopus crepidatus Hollister, 1912

Campbell's dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli) is a species of hamster. It is native to central Asia. The species was named after a man called W. C. Campbell, who collected the first one in Mongolia on 1 July 1902.

What they eat

They typically eat corn, oats, peanuts, vegetables and a wide variety of seeds. They also eat insects, arthropods mollusks, leaves, wood, bark, seeds, stems, flowers, fruits, and grains.

Predators

The Campbell's dwarf hamster has predators like foxes, owls, eagles, kestrels, and falcons.

Lifespan and lifestyles

Campbell's dwarf hamsters live about 2.5 years to 3 years. They live in burrows and use grass, feathers, and wool, to create it. Seeds and food are extremely close inside because they don’t want other animals to find their food source so that they can have enough food when it is time for winter.

Looks

The Campbells Russian hamster is a grayish color with a cream white belly and a dark stripe running down its back. There are 3 types of colors that have been identified. The collared, mottled, and the spot. They each vary and can be very different from another.

References

  • ADW. University of Michigan, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012.
  • Types of Hamster. Lorraine Hill, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012