• swollen
  • Below is the introduction of the legume (pod) of peanut in the cheek pouch of a chipmunk: Peanut half entered the cheek pouch Peanut during storage Peanut entirely in the cheek pouch Chipmunk in profile with cheek pouch swollen by a peanut pod One of the classic behavioral characteristics of hamsters (subfamily Cricetinae) is food hoarding. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once can return to any type of work in one week but the cheeks will still be noticeably swollen. (exploreplasticsurgery.com)
  • structure
  • Heteromyidae and Geomyidae (or Gopher)), yet a common misconception is that certain families, like Muridae (including the common black and brown rats), contain this structure when, in actuality, their cheeks are merely elastic due to a high degree of musculature and innervation in the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cheek pouches are more pronounced in certain rodents, such as hamsters, yet this structure is also distinguishable on certain species of rat, like the Gambian pouched rat, of which extensive morphological investigations have been conducted. (wikipedia.org)
  • mouth
  • Cheek pouches are located in the thickness of the flange on both sides of the mouth of some mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cheek pouches contribute to the protection of animals by allowing them to carry their food in the pouches to shelter, allowing them to transport their food to safer locations, as they are pressing these pouches to the back of the mouth with the back of the leg, or moving the jaw. (wikipedia.org)
  • high
  • Concerning the musculature, the cheek pouch is composed primarily of a developed masseter (cheek) muscle that exhibits a high tensile ability. (wikipedia.org)