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Urist likes hamsters for their puffy cheeks.


Hamster - Hamster man - Giant hamster


· Devours food · Hateable · Pet

Pet value 10
Active Seasons
Spring Summer Autumn Winter

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
A tiny rodent that burrows by day and scurries about at night.

Hamsters are a species of hateable vermin who may be found in any area that isn't freezing. Like rats, they can pose a risk to stockpiled food, bones, and shells, and may inspire unhappy thoughts to dwarves who hold a particular antipathy towards them.

Hamsters may be captured by trappers and turned into low-value pets. They have the [GNAWER] tag, so they can escape wooden animal traps and cages. They will escape from them almost instantly, pausing the game and giving a message, so if you plan on doing any trapping on a map that has them, you should make only metal animal traps and discard all others.

Some dwarves like hamsters for their puffy cheeks.

Admired for its puffy cheeks.
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Rumors of miniature giant space hamsters are spreading. Reportedly, they resemble ordinary hamsters but are a distinct sentient race. As of now, it is unknown whether they are a threat, valuable pets allies, or just a rumor.