Other names: křečík Roborowského, desert hamster, roborovski dwarf hamster
Size: 4–6 cm
Life expectancy: up to 3 years
Sexual maturity: 4–5 weeks old
Length of gestation: 20 days
Number of offspring: 3–5
Origin: deserts and semi-deserts in Mongolia
Description: The upper side of the body is light brown to beige, belly and underside is white. Male from female can be difficult to discern, help is the distance between the anus and vaginal opening – like most rodents with male pin the penis from the anus more distant.
Behavior: Top with bears in pairs or in a group one male and two females. When they are together since his youth, can withstand even two females and two males. Are active in the evening or early morning. In nature, dig deep burrows. If the female is under stress, the chicks can eat. Juveniles may be separated after the third week.
The care: Feeding and bedding change.
Attractions: In the wild, they are able to dig burrows up to a meter long.