If I tell you to imagine a hamster you would probably picture the furball in a cage, on a wheel. But while these rodents are incredibly popular as pets, some of them still live in the wild. Around the world, there are about 26 different species of hamster that are spending their days away from captivity, and Bored Panda has compiled a list of them to show you that these little creatures are one of the cutest things you could meet outside.


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From chewing on some corn to enjoying the smell of a flower, these hamsters prove they aren't just building burrows to hide from vicious predators. Scroll down to take a look at these adorable puffy-cheek fellows in their natural habitat and upvote your favorite pictures.

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Wild-European-Hamsters

Julian Rad Report

Melody Lanzatella 2 weeks ago

His fur is such beautiful colors! This pic is GENIUS! Great shot!!

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Wild-European-Hamsters

Julian Rad Report

Eyeball 2 weeks ago

I bet he loves chin tickles

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Wild-European-Hamsters

Julian Rad/Caters News Report

Silent Skeleton 2 weeks ago

Me too though

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#4

Wild-European-Hamsters

Julian Rad Report

Melody Lanzatella 2 weeks ago

I want to frame and hang this one!!!

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#5

Wild-European-Hamsters

Eric Baccega Report

layne 2 weeks ago

love his mask

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#6

Wild-European-Hamsters

Julian Rad Report

Hans 2 weeks ago

Sniff sniff

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Wild-European-Hamsters

The Feldhamster Report

layne 2 weeks ago

Welcome home

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Wild-European-Hamsters

Julian Rad/Caters News Report

Hans 2 weeks ago

Nom bom nom nomnoooooom

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Julian Rad Report

Ilze Darguže 2 weeks ago

Bro, do you even lift?

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Karl Leitner Report

LunasTeam 2 weeks ago

hide and seek?

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