Why is my hamster darker?

Why is my hamster darker?

My dwarfs have all changed colour to some extent as they get a bit older so it may just be a normal colour change rather than a seasonal change. In captivity winter whites can become one color and stop changing with the season so your hamster is likely becoming a more set color.

Is it normal for a hamster’s coat to change color?

This is because of his winter white genes. Don’t worry, this change in coat color is normal. Because he is only part winter white, he is unlikely to change color completely. He could develop some more white flecks or patches in his coat.

Why does my hamster fur turn white in the winter?

The fur on WW hamsters turns white in the winter. Most fur on WW hammies usually don’t completley change, due to artificial lighting. Scince your hamster is a hybrid, most likley it is turning white because of the WW genes in him.

What kind of coat does a spotted hamster have?

A dominant spotted hamster has a white body with colored spots splurged all over it. It is not uncommon, however, for there to be more color than white and for the ears to have little dots on too. Only female hamsters can have a tortoiseshell coat, and these tend to be dappled with patches of yellow and white.

What kind of colour does a Syrian hamster have?

The Syrian hamster is commonly called Golden Hamster, referring to the wild colour. But over the years, a number of mutations appeared and now you can find a wide range of colours and coat types, some being common and other rare. Some have been standardized by clubs for show purposes.

What color are hamsters?

Hamsters have many different colors, including black, grey, brown, white, yellow, red or a mixture of several colors. With 24 species of hamsters, these animals come in a wide range of sizes. The European breed can grow as large as 13.4 inches (34 centimeters) long and are some of the biggest varieties of hamsters.

What color is a Russian dwarf hamster?

The ‘original’ colour of the Dwarf Campbells Russian Hamster in the wild is brownish-grey with an ivory belly and a darker line down the centre of the back (dorsal stripe). Occasionally a mutation occurs resulting in a new colour.

What is a white dwarf hamster called?

Winter white dwarf hamster. The Winter white dwarf hamster (Phodopus sungorus), also known as the Russian dwarf hamster , Djungarian hamster , striped dwarf hamster, Siberian hamster or Siberian dwarf hamster, is one of three species of hamster in the genus Phodopus.