Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Cricetinae
Species : Cricetus cricetus
The Black-bellied hamster, common hamster is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the blackbellied hamsterA young / baby of a blackbellied hamster is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A blackbellied hamster group is called a 'horde'.
CountriesAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey
Some facts about the
Adult weight : 0.507 kg (1.1154 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 4 years
Female maturity :43 days
Male maturity : 56 days
Gestation : 20 days
Weaning : 23 days
Litter size : 7
Litters per year : 2
Interval between litters : 131 days
Weight at birth : 0.007 kg (0.0154 lbs)
Weight at weaning : 0.105 kg (0.231 lbs)
Basal metabolic rate : 1 W
Body mass : 0.365 kg (0.803 lbs)
Temperature : 39.85 °C (103.73 °F)
Facts about the black-bellied hamster
Black-Bellied HamsterBlack-bellied hamsters are native to Europe and western Asia, where they cause problems by eating farm crops.
CRICETUS CRICETUS European or Common Hamster Found through out Europe Cricetus Cricetus is now considered near threatened.
European or Common Hamster Nest Found through out Europe Cricetus Cricetus is now considered near threatened.
htm Found through out Europe Cricetus Cricetus is now considered near threatened.
Museum Takes a Look at Moscow's 250 Hamsters By Kevin O'Flynn3 February 2003 Moscow's Cricetus cricetus is the focus of an exhibit at the Darwin Museum of natural history.
One of four genera of hamsters; Cricetus cricetus is used extensively as a research animal.
The fur of some hamsters, notably the unusually colored, black-bellied hamster, is used for the lining of coats, and the flesh is sometimes eaten.
The species Cricetus Cricetus is in very strong regression in Western Europe.
The Y chromosome of Cricetus cricetus is in contrast to those of the other species, because it reveals a relatively well-differentiated G- and C-banding pattern.
The black-bellied hamsters are believed to originate in eastern Europe and Russia, where they lived on steppes and farmland, or by riverbanks. (Full text)
The common, or black bellied hamster is a solitary animal, not as well suited to captivity as the golden hamster, and inhabits the steppes and cultivated lands of Europe and parts of Western Asia. (Full text)
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HAMSTER HOLDUP: A little-known and endangered black-bellied hamster is costing DaimlerChrysler big bucks. (Full text)More animals beginning with B