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This Hairless Hamster Is Proof That Everything Is Better Naked

And she has a little sweater!

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Meet Silky, a little hairless hamster who's proven once and for all that naked animals are just as (if not more) adorable than their furry friends.

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Silky was dropped off at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland. Her previous owners were moving and decided they could no longer care for her.

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The shelter staff fell in love with her right away, and not just because of her unusual appearance.

"She’s got a very good personality" David Lytle, a shelter spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News. "In fact a lot of hamsters are like that. They’re curious, they like people, they like to be held and hang out with people, and she falls into that."
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"She’s got a very good personality" David Lytle, a shelter spokesperson, told BuzzFeed News. "In fact a lot of hamsters are like that. They’re curious, they like people, they like to be held and hang out with people, and she falls into that."

Animal care technician Selene Mejia even crocheted a tiny sweater for Silky to make sure she stays warm.

"She won people over, and when she modeled the sweater that sealed the deal, because oh boy was she cute," said Lytle.The shelter is warm enough that Silky doesn't need the sweater, so it's kind of a just-for-fun thing.
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"She won people over, and when she modeled the sweater that sealed the deal, because oh boy was she cute," said Lytle.

The shelter is warm enough that Silky doesn't need the sweater, so it's kind of a just-for-fun thing.

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Although she's been hairless since birth, Silky does have some tiny, curly whiskers next to her button nose.

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While she's certainly not a typical hamster, Silky is adorable in her own way. Like a cute little grandma.

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Don't you just want to sip tea and snuggle into some wood shavings with her?

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While Silky does need to keep warm and is on a high-protein diet, she basically needs the same care and habitat as any other hamster.

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The shelter expects Silky to be available for adoption early next week. Judging by all the love for her on the Oregon Humane Society's Facebook page, she'll have no problems finding a forever home. 😍

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