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Giant hamster


Urist likes giant hamsters for their puffy cheeks.


Hamster - Hamster man - Giant hamster

Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Max: 201,049.5 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 3-5
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 13-14
Fat 12-13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 0-2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 18
Skull 1
Teeth 0-2
Hooves 4
Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current version of DF.
A large creature the shape of a hamster.

Giant hamsters are just the giant versions of their vermin counterparts: the hamster. They are fairly uncommon and may appear in a small group within most savage biomes. They are benign and will not attempt to remove the entrails of your bearded slaves even when attacked, this despite being slightly larger than grizzly bears.

They can be caught in cage traps to be turned into pets, live trade goods, meat, bones, and leather. Despite their pet value, their products don't fetch a high price. Giant hamsters are capable of breeding, though have a somewhat short lifespan of 3-5 years and only give birth to a single offspring at a time, thus are unsuitable for use in a meat industry. There exists no such thing as a giant hamster pup in Dwarf Fortress, as they are born adults. Giant hamsters can, therefore, never be fully domesticated.

Being exotic mounts, they sometimes appear in elven sieges.

Some dwarves like giant hamsters for their puffy cheeks.

Not nearly as cute in-game.
Art by Panda-With-Oar