This little gal is a 4” Syrian Hamster. She was generously given to me by my local pet shop owner who told me she passed of natural causes, most likely old age. I preserved her with the freeze dry / mummification method so all her bones are in tact, nothing was taken out.
Some hamster information!
The Syrian hamster is the most popular pet hamster. Often referred to as teddy bear, short hair or fancy hamsters they are known to be very docile and enjoy being held. The first hamsters came from Syria, but they have lived all over the world in places like Greece, Belgium and northern China.