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