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The Winter White Hamster is about 4 inches long and is gray with a white belly, and a thick gray stripe running down its back and furry feet. This hamster earned its name because its coat turns almost completely white during winter (when the hours of daylight decrease). This hamster's tail is short-you'll hardly be able to see it.
With consistent handling, your Winter White Hamster can become relatively tame, making this species a friendly, confident and curious pet. They are an active species and like to run about-so be prepared to give them enough room to run even though they're small.
Things to remember
Lifting & handling Handle your Winter White Hamster gently -- scoop her up in both hands and hold her with cupped hands so she'll feel safe and secure.
Special needs Your hamster's front teeth never stop growing -- so she needs lots of healthy things to chew on like treat sticks and chews.
Exercise Hamsters have tons of energy and need to run on a wheel in their habitat, or in an exercise ball daily.
Nutrition Choose a fortified diet appropriate for hamsters.
Housing Your hamster needs a well-ventilated home, large enough for a food dish and water bottle, a hiding area (if one isn't built in) and an exercise wheel. There should be plenty of room for all cage accessories, and for her to move around freely.
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