Roborovskis or Phodopus roborovskii are the smallest of all hamsters. Their average size at birth is under 2 cm. They rarely reach 7.5 cm when they are fully grown. Distinguishing characteristics of the Roborovskis are eyebrow-like white spots, and the lack of any dorsal stripe.

Habitat in the wild Edit

Roborovski hamsters live in and around the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and the adjacent territories of Kazakhstan, Russia and Northern China. They have limited access to water and so drink it sparingly when kept in captivity.

Roborovskis as pets Edit

Roborovski hamsters are fast and agile. However, they are also timid and shy and may bite if disturbed. They are often spooked by loud noises and sudden movements.

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