Why can a hamster stuff so much food into its mouth?

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Hamsters can stuff so much food in their mouth because they have bulging cheeks. This is also because the cheek pouches do not contain salivary glands so the food stuffed in them stays fresh and dry. The coarse touch of the skin coating the cheek pouches helps clutch food in place so it doesn't fall out of the mouth.
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They have pouches in their cheek area where they can store a lot of food for later.
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Hamsters have large stretchy cheek pouches because they evolved to live in desserts. This means they had to travel large distances collecting seeds to bring back to their burrows.
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