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A Hairless Hamster Homeless Until Her Whole Life Was Changed By A Tiny Sweater

Most hamsters look the same, but Silky is probably unlike any other hamster you’ve seen before. That’s because she is hairless due to a genetic mutation.

DIANA GABALDON

DIANA GABALDON

Sadly, Silky’s family decided to move and could not take her with them to their new home. They brought her to the Oregon Humane Society in Portland, Oregon, where staffers immediately loved her uniqueness.

DIANA GABALDON

DIANA GABALDON

Although she isn’t fluffy like hamsters usually are, she is still very cuddly and playful just like any other hamster. But because she has no hair, she needs to be kept in a heated environment and have a diet with high protein to keep her warm.

DIANA GABALDON

DIANA GABALDON

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