Russian Winter White Dwarf Hamster

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No, not necessarily. Russian Campbell’s Dwarfs come in a variety of colors that are often confused as being Winter Whites. Winter Whites only come in the normal (agouti), Pearl, and Sapphire Blue. The biggest difference between the two is that Winter Whites will actually change their coat from normal (agouti), Pearl, or Sapphire Blue, to solid white with black ticking and black dorsal stripe. This happens about once a year. Russian Campbell’s will not change into a yearly white coat.

Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamster - click on image to find information about this hamster.

Winter whites come in three color schemes. He can be dark brown; blue-gray, called sapphire; or pearl. If he's a pearl, he'll have a white coat tipped with darker color. The winter white is a dwarf breed, between 3 and 4 inches long in adulthood. He gets his name because of the camouflage he adopts during winter weather. His coat will turn white if exposed to long nights and short days in the winter. Come spring, he'll look like his old self again. He can be mistaken for a Russian dwarf Campbell, so make sure you obtain yours from a reputable breeder to be sure exactly what breed you're adopting.

Baby Russian Dwarf and Winter Whites for sale

Russian Winter White Dwarf Hamsters in snow (: #djungarianhamsters #siberianhamsters Russian Dwarf Campbells - Hybrid. A little larger than the winter whites in bone structure. Slightly different colours but not neccessarily changeing colour in winter. Fairly easy to tame. Nice hams.

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Russian Dwarf Winter White - Hybrid if bought from a pet shop. Hard to get a pedigree winter white and only from breeders. Fairly easy to tame and make lovely pets.

Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster


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.i have 3 dwarft hampters that i got a while ago n i think that they are winter white russian dwarft hampsters but i am not sure one of my hampters Missy is darker then her sisters she is a dark gray to a black color on the top n sides and completly white with the dark line going down her back and her sisters Muffin and Tiny are mostly white with a black line on there backs n on Muffins sides there is a little bit of a gray color and Tiny is just white on her sides. all the hampster where all white when we got them but Missy is the only one that seems to have gotten darker then her sisters we have had them for about 2 1/2 months now n i just want to know please help me if u can i realy need someones opinion on thisCampbell’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.They need to have a larger living space because they are very fast and like to roam around. Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster How to care for Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamsters When buying a cage for the hamster, get one without bars. They are tiny so they would be able to squeeze out of the cage. Avoid Cedar or wood