This adorable bald hamster born without any hair is keeping warm – with her own wooly jumper.
One-year-old Silky was taken to an animal shelter when her family moved to a colder area and could no longer care for her.
Staff noticed the shivering hamster huddled in the corner of her cage while trying to keep warm
Kind-hearted care technician Selene Mejia knitted Silky a 5cm long white wooly sweater complete with holes for her tiny paws.
She’s now looking for a new home after beating an eye infection and being put up for adoption at the Oregon Humane Society, in the U.S.
Carer Diana Gabaldon said: ”Silky is hairless due to a genetic mutation
”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.”
Silky is able to survive without her sweater in a hamster cage as long as it is kept warm and clean.
But she wears the jumper ”on special occasions” when she’s taken out of the cage in order to stay warm.