These are Chinese Dwarf Hamsters! They are native to China and are only two inches long! They are very playful, and love to cling onto your finger with all four paws. They are so tiny that they will escape from a cage, and must be kept inside glass or plastic.
The name Hamster comes from a word that means "to stack". They stack food in their expanding cheek pouches. Can you see in the next two pictures how their cheeks are puffed out with food?
Oops, he has spotted himself in the glass. I'm afraid he will be looking at himself for quite some time. Bye bye little guy.
“And let bless all who fear — bless the small, bless the great.”