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Old 10-18-2008, 09:17 AM  
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Default Re: Guessing a hamster's age...

A young hamster up to about 6months has a fine coating of downy fur all over its ears. Older hammies ears are bald and sometimes shiney. More pigment forms on the scent glands, ears and around the vents in older animals. From around 18months fur tends to be more patchy and less dense & claws can get longer too
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