It's part of a big, important scientific experiment, only we're the hamsters.
Among the rocks of the high hills were the pikas or tailless hares (Lagomys), also hamsters, moles, and shrews.
The hamsters differ considerably from the marmots in their mode of burrowing.
The genus Saccostomus resembles the hamsters in the presence of cheek pouches.
It'll be like a pack of happy terriers pilin' into hamsters.
When two hamsters meet, they never fail to attack each other, and the stronger always devours the weaker.
Not the least ingenious of food conservers are the hamsters, members of the great rodent family.
In the same way, European hamsters make summer and winter burrows.
The words, however kindly intended, had only the effect of increasing the hamsters passion to a shocking extent.
But hamsters are by no means all alike, and some are entirely black, some pied, and some entirely white.
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.