Hamster

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Hamster

Description

A small rodent of the family Cricetinae. Hamsters are native to central Europe and northern Asia. They have commonly been kept as pets. Hamster fur is well distributed with thin guard hairs. It is used in the fur trade mostly for the linings of coats.

Other Properties

Fur: poor durability Guard hair is scant. Color is typically yellow to brown

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937