After seeing this trick with blocks and toys, children saw it performed with a hamster.
And in item 6c I get to list my dependents—three children, four dogs, six laying hens, two goldfish, and a hamster.
Kim Jong Un, a hamster in the snake pit of the regime, has just created a new adversary.
c.1600, from German Hamster, from Middle High German hamastra "hamster," probably from Old Church Slavonic chomestoru "hamster" (the animal is native to southeastern Europe), perhaps a blend of Russian chomiak and Lithuanian staras, both meaning "hamster." The older English name for it was German rat.