Selfless Snaps: Olivia Wilde Shares Hamster Video, So We’re Sharing 8 Facts About Hamsters [Pics]

The Internet has found its newest YouTube sensations: tiny hamsters that eat tiny burritos. Olivia Wilde loves it so much she’s willing to give someone a lot of money for it.

Olivia tweeted:

 + Watch Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos (seriously, watch it).

She’s not the only one going gaga over the cuteness. This went up on YouTube April 29 and has already gotten millions of views. So now we all get extra proof that hamsters are incredibly cute, but what else do you know about them? Here are a few facts from Live Science:

+ We get the word ‘hamster’ from an Old German word for ‘hoard.’


I would also hoard that pretty, pretty popcorn.

+ Hamsters’ eyes don’t see very well, so they use their sense of smell to find food. Like burritos!


Sniff sniff!

+ Not all hamsters look alike! There are more than two dozen different species of hamsters.


“Different is good!” said the tiniest voice ever.

+ Some hamsters can grow to be more than a foot long!


“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”

+ Some hamsters, on the other hand, only grow to be two inches.



+ Hamsters will eat a variety of food, but don’t give your hamster a real burrito! “So the actual burritos [the hamsters ate in the video] are about one and a half inches long, and they’re made up of egg roll wrappers, raisins and a few nuts,” said Farley Elliott, who’s behind the vid. “In a couple, we added a leaf of cilantro for a touch of color, but that’s it. No guac, no sour cream, no chicken and no beans.”


“I <3 Kale.”

+ We usually just think of hamsters as pets, but there are hamsters that live in the wild.


“We’re not wild, just free spirited!”

+ Hamsters love Olivia Wilde too!

Okay, maybe No. 8 isn’t a hard, scientific fact, but there is quite a bit of evidence that watching cute hamsters can make a person’s day. Did it make yours?

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