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Abandoned Hairless Hamster Gets A Tiny Sweater To Protect From Cold
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Abandoned Hairless Hamster Gets A Tiny Sweater To Protect From Cold

Meet Silky, the hairless hamster who just got dropped off at a shelter after her owners decided to move and had to leave her behind. Despite her different looks, staff at Oregon Humane Society in Portland couldn’t help but fall in love with the pet. And while the hamster is patiently waiting for a loving new home, one of the workers crocheted a special tiny sweater to keep the poor hairless Silky warm…

Animal technician Selene Mejia came up with the sweater idea after seeing Silky huddled in the corner of her cage. The little animal was obviously feeling cold, as due to the lack of hair Silky needs extra warmth. The sweater made a huge difference as now she can wait for a new owner feeling all warm, cozy, and stylish!

“Silky is hairless due to a genetic mutation,” Diana Gabaldon of the Oregon Humane Society told The Dodo. “While she isn’t fluffy like a normal hamster, she is just as cuddly and playful as any other hamster. She does need to be kept in a heated environment, especially during the winter, and have a higher protein diet to keep her warm.”

So if you have a house that’s nice and warm, and believe that different is beautiful… Maybe it’s time to let one special little hamster into your world – and into your heart.

More info: Oregon Humane Society | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Meet Silky, the hairless hamster who just got dropped off at a shelter

Her owners decided to move and had to leave her behind

Staff at Oregon Humane Society couldn’t help but fall in love with the pet

One of the workers crocheted a special tiny sweater to keep the poor hairless Silky warm…

This made a huge difference! Now she can wait for a new owner feeling all cozy and stylish!

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Victor Vakaras
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5 years ago

The last photo looks as though she was cooking something and only just remembered "GASP! The roast!"

Marlene Jones
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5 years ago

May we knit more? I love to knit. He looks so cold. Poor little thing. I hope he gets adopted. I would love him

varwenea
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5 years ago

That would be sweet. You can contact the shelter via their website: http://www.oregonhumane.org/hairless-hamster-tiny-sweater/

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Terry Jensen
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5 years ago

how cute and thank you the kind person that knitted this for Silky....

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Victor Vakaras
Community Member
5 years ago

The last photo looks as though she was cooking something and only just remembered "GASP! The roast!"

Marlene Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

May we knit more? I love to knit. He looks so cold. Poor little thing. I hope he gets adopted. I would love him

varwenea
Community Member
5 years ago

That would be sweet. You can contact the shelter via their website: http://www.oregonhumane.org/hairless-hamster-tiny-sweater/

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Terry Jensen
Community Member
5 years ago

how cute and thank you the kind person that knitted this for Silky....

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