Hamster Fact: Hamsters are nearsighted! They also have a wide angle of vision since their eyes are located at the sides of their heads. This is a characteristic most prey animals have. The wider the vision, the easier it is to see the enemies movements at a greater distance. They may also be colour blind as well. Since they are mostly nocturnal, seeing in black and white is a great advantage for them. It makes it easier for them to see movement when there is no colour. Try squinting your eyes in a low light room and that will give you an idea of how hamsters see. It will also help you pick out tones! That is an old trick to help compose light and dark areas. Happy squinting!