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Old 06-04-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Fur Changing Color


So I adopted 2 Winter White Dwarf hamsters from my local pet smart and adore them endlessly. I have noticed that my one, Toast (brown back, white belly, black strip down her spine) has began to turn white. I see a little white patch in the middle of her back that was not there before.

I know WW are meant to turn white in the winter sometimes but its June! I was just wondering why this may be and if it cause for concern.

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Old 06-08-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: Fur Changing Color

I don't think it's anything to worry about I had alighter guy that got lighter over the summer. He was a sort of muddy white when we got him in the Winter and by August he was completely white

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Old 06-08-2018, 09:09 AM   #3
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They won't be pure WW but Russian hybrids (WW/Campbell's cross) & most change colour to some extent over their lives but not in the seasonal WW way, definitely nothing to be concerned about.
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