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.

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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Julian Rad Report

Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

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

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#2

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Julian Rad Report

Eyeball 1 year ago

I bet he loves chin tickles

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#3

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Julian Rad/Caters News Report

Silent Skeleton 1 year ago

Me too though

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#4

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Julian Rad Report

Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

I want to frame and hang this one!!!

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#5

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Eric Baccega Report

layne 1 year ago

love his mask

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#6

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Julian Rad Report

Hans 1 year ago

Sniff sniff

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#7

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The Feldhamster Report

layne 1 year ago

Welcome home

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#8

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Julian Rad/Caters News Report

Hans 1 year ago

Nom bom nom nomnoooooom

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#9

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Julian Rad Report

Ilze Darguže 1 year ago

Bro, do you even lift?

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#10

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Karl Leitner Report

LunasTeam 1 year ago

hide and seek?

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#11

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Julian Rad Report

MARIA ANFEROVA 1 year ago

"I will pick this flower and give it to my friend," said Hamster.

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#12

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Julian Rad Report

Lilith Lavine 1 year ago

BOO

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#13

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tina_6500 Report

Alia Gail 1 year ago

no fricking way to cute

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#14

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Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

#thuglife The rappin Hamstah!

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#15

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Hans 1 year ago

Wow... What kind of club is this?

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#16

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Julian Rad Report

LunasTeam 1 year ago

smells soooo good

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#17

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tina_6500 Report

Hans 1 year ago

Cuteness and curiosity

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#18

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The Feldhamster Report

Nash Nopper 1 year ago

I am in love <3

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#19

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Julian Rad/Caters News Report

layne 1 year ago

not my day

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#20

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Sandra S. Report

Hans 1 year ago

Parcours?

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#21

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Henrik Spranz Report

Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

Can we just photoshop this to that branch being a mic hanging from the ceiling? Mr. Kennedy types..

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#22

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Julian Rad Report

Hans 1 year ago

Flying hamster...

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#23

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Karl Leitner Report

Elizabeth Lazorchak 1 year ago

His cheeks are so cute and fat

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#24

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tina_6500 Report

Eyeball 1 year ago

I really wanna rub his belly

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#25

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Julian Rad Report

Eyeball 1 year ago

Beautiful colors

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#26

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The Feldhamster Report

Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

Boop!

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#27

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perdita petzl Report

Melody Lanzatella 1 year ago

The tiny fingers!

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#28

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Julian Rad Report

Anastasiia Bogolepova 1 year ago

What?! Ahahaha omg I'm in love ❤️❤️❤️

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#29

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The Feldhamster Report

layne 1 year ago

Peep'n

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#30

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Julian Rad Report

Lorrene 1 year ago

Julian Rad how did you make these amazing pictures? I loooooooooove em

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#31

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rabe1950 Report

layne 1 year ago

Can you believe - someone just left this here?

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#32

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Henrik Spranz Report

Eva Bryson 1 year ago

Let's see if I can stuff one more flower!

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#33

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Henrik Spranz Report

Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

"She loves me... She loves me not... to hell with that, this looks tasty.. "

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#34

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Eric Baccega Report

Char Char 1 year ago

Hey, wait up guys!

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#35

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Henrik Spranz Report

Dorothy Cloud 1 year ago

Does it tickle as it goes down?

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#36

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Demavive la Lune 1 year ago

"Let me just melt in this bush now..."

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#37

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Henrik Spranz Report

Lilith Lavine 1 year ago

I am dying

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#38

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Philipp Andre Report

Dorothy Cloud 1 year ago

Eeny, meiny, miney, Moe!

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#39

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perdita petzl Report

Cristina Alves Moreira 1 year ago

How do you smoke this stuff?...

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#40

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perdita petzl Report

Gillian Black 1 year ago

oh no someone has started this one

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#41

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Jan Veber Report

Suzanne Jones Suzi Jones 1 year ago

Man, this stuff is delicious, just can't get enough, lol.

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#42

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Karl Leitner Report

Cheeba 1 year ago

Homenum Revelio!!

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#43

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tina_6500 Report

layne 1 year ago

little cutie

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#44

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Sandra S. Report

Gillian Black 1 year ago

got my leaf where is yours

#45

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rabe1950 Report

Char Char 1 year ago

OMG it's a buffet!

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#46

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Jenn 1 year ago

too cute!

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#47

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Iris Wilke Report

Gillian Black 1 year ago

shhh be very still and no one will see me

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Valerie Davis 1 year ago

Wow, so these run wild in Europe...does anyone take them as pets? Great pictures!!!

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