- albino hamsters can occur in both Syrian and dwarf blodlines
- in both cases, however, albinos are usually smaller than their pigmented siblings
- in some cases, albino hamsters are born without eyes and die young (according to the UK Hamster Society.) These rare cases are known as anoptalmalic whites.
- contrary to popular belief, it is unproven that the eyesight of an albino hamster is any worse than that of it's pigmented siblings, because hamsters as a whole tend toward bad eyesight.