A famous tongue

People, this is Lucy, the famous hamster of HamsterTracker fame. Her tongue just needs an extreme close-up for your viewing pleasure. Yes, it might be a little strange to look so closely at a hamster tongue, but, well, you really should check it out.


C.O.X.C.U.B!. [Cute Overload Xtreme Close-up Brah!!!!]


Mathijs V.! You did it again.



  1. eikoleigh says:

    OMG, the teeny little pink tongue – too cute!

  2. Lourdes says:

    OMG the tounge is cute but I looove its teeny tiny little hands!

  3. This is SO goofy!

  4. Christabel says:

    I love the little hands too. So small and pink. It looks like she’s inquiring about a mid-day snack or something. “say you wouldn’t happen to have any carrots in that tupperware over there, would you?”

  5. herpantsness says:

    EEEE! Cute village, Population 1. Mayor, Lucy Z. Hamster.

  6. Courtney says:

    Lucy is making an awfully funny face. I didn’t know hamsters could look like that. Was she in the middle of a sneeze?

  7. No idea which is cuter- The teeny tongue, the petite paws, or the nose! Has anyone bothered to look at the nose?

  8. The nose. Definitely the nose.

  9. Joe Mama says:

    Little Lucy needs some weensie White Strips for those bottom chompers!

    Even so, I wanna snorgle that fuzzy little nose.

  10. Lucy looks a lil hungry after so much running. I’m definitely scared.

  11. ShelleyTambo says:

    I can’t think of anything to say other than “wow.”

  12. i look at the hamstertracker site every day to catch the ever present adorableness that is lucy the hammie. i lurve her! awwww, the tongue! the tongue!

  13. lurkertype says:

    Teh nose FTW!!!

    Actually the overall pic with the goofy expression is the cutest. But the nose is cuter than the tongue.

  14. Tisha___ says:

    Even her nose is fuzzy! Eep!!! To cute!

  15. hamster says:

    i <3 lucy

  16. gah..pls..i beg..stick to cats/dogs/etc…rodents are NOT cute.

  17. Anybody notice that Cute Overlord (with an “R”) seems to be snowed in, last couple of days?

  18. housecat says:

    OMG. SO CUTE! She looks like Stuart Little! She looks like she’s smiling!

  19. ohnonichole says:

    Oh my goodness, Lucy looks just like Jimmie Durante!

  20. Joe Mama – I think she has a couple kernels of corn i her mouth, those don’t look like teeth to me.

    My favorite part is her little paw against the clear plastic. What a cutie!

  21. Heather S. says:

    Rinky, some rodents are cute. Not all of us are breedist(racist againts certain breeds) and we like to see cute everything!

  22. Heather S. says:

    If you look closely in the closeup… you can see the bar looks wet below it’s mouth. Drooling? Maybe nibbling her way out?

  23. If I had a hammie,
    I’d feed it in the morning,
    I’d feed it in the evening,
    Fresh food and not canned,
    I’d keep the hammie in a cage and near,
    I’d let the hammie be roaming,
    It’s a hammie I’d love as well
    As her brothers and her sisters,
    All over this land.

  24. The ‘corn’ is actually Lucy’s front teeth, the white ‘teeth’ is her gum!
    Her right paw (for us the one on the left) is in close-up on her HamsterTracker.com website!

  25. Mathijs – YOU ROCK! Love your site!

  26. Luciana says:

    Lucy has this “Stuart Little” thing going on. She’s absolutely adorable!!!!!

  27. I think extreme close-up hamsters are kind of scary. Yeesh, the toofs. Perhaps her hand should hold a wee little toofbrush? But the ‘normal’ pic.. definitely cute.. in a rodent sort of way 😉

  28. ohnonichole, I had the exact same thought. That is a Jimmy Durante schnozzle fer sure. And Lucy looks as though she’s had one too many … reeling against the bars … wha? last call? I just got here!

  29. EW! It looks like slime!

  30. HAMSTER LIPS. holygod.

  31. WickedWendy says:

    That’s funny

  32. hammie. cute. funny. sweet.

  33. kittyluv says:

    Oh I just love Lucy’s website – she’s sooooooo cute! The tiny little personal cheeseburger that Mathijs made for Lucy was the best! You rock Mathijs! I wish all animal companions were treated this well.

  34. ahhh!! het away the tongues slimy

  35. LMAO

  36. cutie!

  37. OMG look at that little face and wow never seen a tougue like that

  38. Kris, in New England says:

    I check on Lucy everyday as well. I even submitted a DIY Hamster Tracker photo that was published! A friend’s guinea pig is now a STAR on Lucy’s site!!!

  39. Question… why does it frequently look like hamsters are in the middle of a break out? http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2005/12/oh_mah.html

  40. I’m such a sucker for wee little rodent hands! And that adorable psycho grin!

  41. Haven’t we already seen Lucy’s tongue close up? …Oh wait, that was her paw…

  42. what is the yellow thing in its mouth?

  43. Tinderblast says:

    Man, I love rodent tongues. Every once in a while I catch my gerbils stretching and yawning – so much condensed cute it could be developed as a particularly fiendish military weapon!

    For the record, the last time I took them to the vet I was informed that the dark yellow color is the proper, healthy color for a gerbil’s teeth, which I’m assuming applies to hamsters as well. So no, Lucy doesn’t need a toothbrush! Cute as that would be.

  44. I love it when my ratties grab my finger with their wittle pink hands and lick my finger. I just wuf wittle wodents!

  45. A Fine Morsel says:

    What a face!! Lucy is the best. You go, van der Paauw!!

  46. When I first looked at this picture I thought I was seeing a little rat. It still looks rat-like to me. But I guess I am wrong.

  47. How could anyone think he’s not cute!? (Mouse, not hampster!) He looks like he’s smiling!! ^_^

  48. Christina says:

    She looks overcome with glee! I laughed when I first saw the picture 🙂

  49. Actually, that yellow thing in her mouth appears to be the yellow bar on the cage that she is chewing on. Cute!

  50. Or is she chewing on it? Does it look like she is? Maybe it is her teeth or a corn kernel. Someone tell us what it is!

  51. Crystal, Mathijs told us above what it was. Here’s his comment:


  52. Crystal- From the wideshot of the pic, I also got the impression that she was gnawing on the bar of the cage.

    I mean, her face is kinda smooshed up against the bar and her mouth is open. Thus, it’s not totally illogical to think she’s possibly gnawing on the bar.

  53. OK, now I can rest easy LOL.

  54. mistie3k says:

    Has anyone gently pressed the fuzzy nose yet? Oh, all right. I’ll do it. Seventh floor, please. *beep*

  55. *bleht*(dead) says:

    the hands…
    the tongue…
    its to much!
    but come on
    the nose?!
    exuse my while i shoot myself

  56. The Honourable Gadys Anstruther says:

    Lucy says thzzzzup can’t catch me

  57. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    I must say this is cute!
    not an overall rodent fan but can’t deny the cuteness of this pic…

  58. The hamster equivalent of the ‘:P’ emoticon haha!

  59. After that theres nothign more to live for!! I die now

  60. Hamster hands! And a nose that looks like it’s made out of felt!!!

    Lookit those corn kernal teeth though 😛


  61. Michelle says:

    Looks like Stuart Little

  62. ka9q's wife says:

    can’t help it is keep coming back to look at that face. ohhhhh so cute.

  63. ka9q's wife says:

    can’t help it is keep coming back to look at that face. ohhhhh so cute.

  64. ka9q's wife says:

    can’t help it is keep coming back to look at that face. ohhhhh so cute.

  65. ka9q's wife says:

    can’t help it is keep coming back to look at that face. ohhhhh so cute.

  66. ka9q's wife says:

    can’t help it is keep coming back to look at that face. ohhhhh so cute.

  67. ka9q's wife says:

    can’t help it is keep coming back to look at that face. ohhhhh so cute.

  68. hrh.squeak says:

    Lucy is so cute, with her little goofy “Hi y’all” pose. Even with her little cornchip teefs. Yay Lucy!!



  70. sabrina says:

    If you look at the close up you’ll see the two little white teeth at the top, the gold bar in her mouth are *not* her teeth lol! I prefer the bottom lip, very cute. Chewing on bars can be a sign she needs more wood to chew on to keep her teeth at an even level.

  71. sabrina says:

    thats hamster frustration as in “get me outta here!!” lol

  72. please stop it, it’s so cute I can hardly stand it!!!

  73. Those are her teeth. It’s not the bar, because the bar wouldn’t bend like that. That’s what hamster teeth look like.

    So basically, in conclusion: CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTENESS.

  74. sabrina says:

    since when were teeth GOLD lol! I know what hamster teeth look like im a vet!

  75. I think Sabrina’s right. I had a hamster once, and his teeth never looked ginormous and golden. Sure, they were kinda yellow-ish, but they were small.

  76. My pet Ratty’s teeth are yellowish orange too. I’m pretty sure that it’s normal. I’m not sure if the same goes for hamsters though. this is really cute! I prefer my wittle ratty though.