dwarf hamster - spotty black & white

Wild Siberian hamsters can grow a completely white coat during winter for camouflage in snowy surroundings. This is where the name "winter white" dwarf hamster comes from. The winter white coat occurs during periods of shortened daylight in the wild. The hamster will shed his dark coat and grow a white one. In captivity, hamsters might not grow a full winter white coat. Hamster owners might have to control lighting inside the hamster's environment to get it to do so.

A winter white hamster is a Djungarian hamster, that is also known as Russian dwarf hamster.

Here are my two , Ichigo and Blueberry. They’re Husky or White-face robo dwarf hamsters so their entire faces are white instead of having a brown mask with white eyebrows. Below is Blueberry in the with in the background. I think this photo best suits them well because Blueberry is always curious and Ichigo is super lazy.

Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster

winter white dwarf hamster - Google Search Also referred as Djungarian hamster, the Siberian hamster or the Siberian Dwarf hamster. The most notable feature of the Russian Winter White Hamster is the presence of a thick dorsal stripe and the change of the coloration of its fur to white during the winters. They are the most widely kept pet in most pet shops and are extremely docile and friendly once domesticated. They also serve to be a perfect pet for both adults and children above the age of 11. They are not so easily domesticated and require adequate attention from their owners and lots of physical activity to keep them healthy.

Pearl Winter White Dwarf Hamster, little mohawk is too cute on her!

Chinese dwarf hamsters are one of the smallest pet hamster breeds, measuring approximately 2 inches at full maturity. These tiny creatures are characterized by a white underbelly, grey-brown top coat and a dark stripe along the back. A generally docile pet, Chinese dwarf hamsters typically do well when housed in same-sex pairs, preferably littermates.

winter white dwarf hamster - Google Search


Russian dwarf, Winter White hamsters get their name from their ability to turn white in the winter months in their wild Russian habitat. In captivity they normally retain their dark grey colouring due to the presence of artificial heat and lighting. As well as dark grey you can also see Winter White dwarf hamsters with other colouring, such as marbled, sapphire, pearl and sapphire pearl. These cute little rodents have an average captive lifespan of between 1.5 and 2 years.Chinese dwarf hamsters are actually more correctly named simply Chinese hamsters, but they are often mistaken for a dwarf hamster because of their small stature and the dorsal stripe that they have in common with Winter White and Campbell’s dwarf hamsters. They have an average lifespan of 1.5 and 2 years.Campbell’s dwarf hamsters are the dwarf hamsters that are most often found in pet stores. In the wild they are found in China, Russia and in other areas of Central Asia. Their dark grey appearance is very similar to that of the Winter White, and they have a similar lifespan; averaging around 2 years.Here's another episode of my "Fun Facts" series! In this one I will give you a few fun facts about winter white dwarf hamsters... Enjoy! =D x

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