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.
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Fur = poor durability
- Guard hair = scant
- Color = typically yellow to brown
Resources and Citations
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "hamster." Accessed 18 Nov. 2004 .
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamster