Best Hamster & Gerbil Food Review: Oxbow Hamsters!
Oxbow hamsters are known as the most popular hamsters in the world. They have been bred from wild born babies over thousands of years. Their ancestors were first domesticated some 5000 years ago.
Since then they have lived their lives with humans, but not without conflict between them and other species such as mice, rats and even cats. Today, these little creatures are loved and cherished by many.
The following is a list of the top 10 reasons why you should consider buying Oxbows:
1) They are very social animals.
You will never see one alone. They live in groups called colonies where they share everything together like food, water and shelter. These little guys love to play so much that they spend hours just playing around with each other!
(Yes, it’s true! They actually do!)
2) They are highly intelligent and playful.
Many times they are seen to be smarter than dogs. This makes them great pets for children or adults alike.
3) They have large, round eyes which make them look adorable when looking at them from afar.
Some people say that they resemble a rabbit, while others think that they resemble a hare! However, they don’t really seem to care what you call them since all agree that they’re cute!
4) They are nocturnal animals that love to sleep during the day and explore at night.
5) If there are males and females together in a colony, you might find hundreds of babies born within a year!
Most of these will die soon after birth, but all will reach sexual maturity before the age of six weeks.
6) These furry little animals love to eat just about anything they can find.
Sources & references used in this article:
Amiloride blocks acid responses in NaCl-best gustatory neurons of the hamster solitary nucleus by JD Boughter Jr, DV Smith – Journal of neurophysiology, 1998 – journals.physiology.org
Sensitivities of single nerve fibers in the hamster chorda tympani to mixtures of taste stimuli. by AM Hyman, ME Frank – The Journal of general physiology, 1980 – rupress.org
Sugar best single chorda tympani nerve fiber responses to various sugar stimuli in rat and hamster. by K Tonosaki, LM Beidler – Comparative Biochemistry and physiology …, 1989 – europepmc.org
An analysis of hamster afferent taste nerve response functions by M Frank – The Journal of general physiology, 1973 – rupress.org