The Roborovski Hamster is the smallest kind of hamster and the average size is 4.5 – 5cm long. The average weight is 20 – 25g. Like the other species of hamster the Roborovski is nocturnal but some can be quite sociable and come out for short periods in the day time. It originates in the Asian Deserts and was discovered by Lt. Roborosky in July 1894. In the wild, they can burrow up to 6 feet deep and can run up to 4 marathons a night!  

By Ciara W.B.