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Old 05-03-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Fading Fur Colors/Markings

My roborovski hamster Momo has always been more on the curious/affectionate side since I got him, so I'm not complaining about taming difficulties today haha

His fur has developed some white spots on his markings which kind of gives it a fading-effect. It's obvious that his coat type is pied/mottled but I thought that only white-faced robos sometimes turned white over time. :/ He used to have a greyish color when he was smaller though.

I was just curious if any of you have experienced anything similar before, since I haven't read about anything like this on the internet yet 0:

I will link some pictures for you of how he looked like when I first got him (in his pink transport box) and how he looks now. I don't think he looks worse though, actually his spot on his back looks a lot like a heart now and it's absolutely adorable

He's about 6-7 months old now and shouldn't turn white because of age. He has a pretty balanced diet with the occasional fresh fruit/vegetable and mealworms. He measures about 6 cm and weighs 23 grams.

We're working on tricks as well!! Might include a gif of his current progress of standing up
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Fading Fur Colors/Markings

It looks like as he grows the white is brindling in to the colour patches making them look like they are fading. Sometimes also you see fading as they moult in to a new coat. He is indeed a pied robo. Gorgeous
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:04 AM   #3
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Oh that actually makes a lot of sense! Thank you very much
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