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A hamster is a rodent that lives in the United States, Canada, and other countries around the world. They are sometimes pets that live in hamster cages. The hamster looks somewhat like a mouse, but the hamster is greater is size, has more hair, a shorter tail, and the feet are bigger.
The alternate spelling hampster has sometimes been used since the hampsterdance website became popular in 1999, which later resulted in the 2001 novelty hit The Hampster Dance by Hampton the Hampster.