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Do hamsters cry?

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According to Paw Nation, hamsters make a variety of noises to communicate with their human owners. While hamsters don't cry like human babies, they can scream, squeal or squeak in response to stress.

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Do hamsters cry?
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Hamsters most commonly vocalize when they experience pain or fear, making it especially important to pay attention to a hamster's behavior, as it can indicate sickness or injury. Syrian hamsters also vocalize when confronted by other hamsters, as a warning or a sign of aggression. This is because they are solitary animals, unlike dwarf hamsters, which prefer to live in packs. Some hamsters vocalize often, and others are relatively silent.


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