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Silky the naked hamster

A naked hamster has been spared her blushes by a thoughtful animal sanctuary worker in the US.

One-year-old Silky was born with a rare genetic disorder meaning she has no fur.

The tiny rodent shivered in the raw until a helper at the Oregon Humane Society came up with a bright idea – and crocheted her a tiny cardigan.

Silky is now woolly happy – even more so, as she has been found a new home!

  • Silky the naked hamster Silky the naked hamster
  • Silky is one year old. The hairlessness is a genetic condition and is very rare. Silky is one year old. The hairlessness is a genetic condition and is very rare.
  • Her living area at the Oregon Humane Society in the US is kept extra warm. Her living area at the Oregon Humane Society in the US is kept extra warm.
  • Despite her condition, Silky is in excellent health and has a good appetite. Despite her condition, Silky is in excellent health and has a good appetite.
  • An Oregon Humane Society employee thought a sweater would be a good idea and made one in her spare time. An Oregon Humane Society employee thought a sweater would be a good idea and made one in her spare time.
  • The sweater is crocheted. So far, it is the only one Silky has in her wardrobe. The sweater is crocheted. So far, it is the only one Silky has in her wardrobe.
  • Silky only wears her sweater for special occasions. Silky only wears her sweater for special occasions.
  • Staff were worried it might be itchy, so they keep a close eye in case she has a reaction. Staff were worried it might be itchy, so they keep a close eye in case she has a reaction.
  • No one can resist Silky’s charm! No one can resist Silky's charm!
  • Silky has found a new home! She was chosen the day she was put up for adoption. Silky has found a new home! She was chosen the day she was put up for adoption.

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