Monday, March 23, 2015

Teeny Tiny Dwarves

       Look what I found in the pet store! What do you think they are? NO, these are NOT mice!



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 God bless all who fear God— bless the small, bless the great.” 

Psalm 115

20 comments:

CatTales said...

Wow, they are really tiny. Thanks for sharing the photos; I've never seen these before!

Tanya Breese said...

oh how cute, look how his little paws hold the water tube! i'm in love!

Sandra said...

they are adorable. we had hamsters when the kids were little but they were not just 2 inches.. i love the way the little paws are holding the water tube..

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cute.I think you need a couple at your house!

From the Kitchen said...

I can only imagine how accepting Oliver would be of this little cutie. Oh, my!

Best,
Bonnie

Tamago said...

Awww he is adorable! Only two inches long, how tiny! I had hamsters when I was small, and loved to see their expanded cheek pouches :-) So cute!

Nancy Chan said...

These are really tiny ones! We had 2 hamsters about 4 inches. Cute little pets.

Linda said...

They are gorgeous...and so tiny, Ginny. So sweet, thanks so much for sharing. :)

SweetMarie said...

so cute!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I would've said gerbils...but I guess they're a lot bigger than hamsters?!!

Karen said...

Cute little tiny things! Have a wonderful day

Ann Thompson said...

well aren't they cute. I had a hamster when I was a kid but of course it wasn't as small as this one

Chatty Crone said...

This brought back memories of when my kids were little - we had those things - bigger ones - and they were NOT friendly at all - lol.

Shug said...

So teeny tiny and so cute.... I'm scared of mice, so I know that I probably would not be a good one to house these little creatures....

Cheryl @ TFD said...

They are so tiny! And cute. They remind me of mice, tho, so I wouldn't take one home. :)

LV said...

I love pets, but never had a desire for one of these.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I had one of these in college. And Pierce had one for a while. They do not live very long.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

He is cute even if he resembles a mice lol

Lady Jane said...

they are so cute. Reminds me of when we had gerbils when my son was little. We got the cage that had a bunch of tubes with it. I forgot that they would probably pee in the tubes.. Ha ha guess who got stuck cleaning the thing most of the time.

Catherine said...

These little hamsters are quite adorable. I always think of the movie Fifle, (I think that is how it is spelled. )
xoxo Blessings, Catherine