Do you have a hamster, or are you thinking about getting one? You cannot go wrong with having a fluffy friend who may sleep during the day but parties at night. There is also a day dedicated to celebrating their cuteness and awesomeness, which is Hamster Day.
April 12th urges you to pay extra attention to your hamster as it is Hamster Day. The fluffy friend of yours is adorable beyond words. You will never see a hamster out in the wild as they are domesticated rodents. There are 24 different hamster breeds and they come in various sizes as well. In fact, there is a hamster that is 34 cm or just over 13 inches long! Can you imagine that? Chances are you did not know that, but on Hamster Day you will learn all about the largest hamster and the other breeds.
However, the largest hamster is not the one that is the most popular among hamster owners. The most common breed that people own is the Syrian hamster as they are stumpy, small, and short. They are incredibly cuddly. Did you also know that the term ‘hamster’ comes from the German word ‘hamstern,’ as that means to hoard? You know that hamsters hoard their seeds and other foods. Give your hamster small pieces of carrots, and they will find a way to stash those too! If you also did not know the difference between a hamster and a gerbil, you will also learn about that as you will want to take the time to realize that on Hamster Day.
The History Of Hamster Day
The Syrian hamster is the most popular hamster, and Isreal Aharoni ended up taking an adventurous expedition as he wanted to search for Syrian hamsters in a cornfield. The date when that happened was April 12th, 1930. That is when Hamster Day began, and the celebration of these furry creatures has been happening since then. Hamsters are pets that people have worldwide, whether in Asia, different areas of Europe, Australia, and the Americas. Therefore, learning about the history of hamsters and their needs is something that kids in various schools do on Hamster Day, and that tradition will continue on April 12th of each year.
How To Celebrate Hamster Day
Do you have a hamster? Why not take a picture of it and brag about it on social media. Or maybe if not, take time to learn a fact about them. Whatever you decide to do, use #HamsterDay in your social media post!
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