Introducing Lucy 5.0

Put your paws together for the latest addition to the HamsterTracker family:

Lucy v5.0! The treadmills are already spinning, calculating Lucy 5.0’s first run. Lucy has already clocked 10,244.09 meters, averaged speeds of 1.8 km/h, and consumed 11 ml of water per day and IT’S ONLY DAY 4! Sweet stats.

Obviously, this ‘half-long’ haired, blonde will achieve Greatness on the Wheel. Previously Lucys More details on Lucy’s arrival at: Thumbs up, Mathijs V.!



  1. I love tiny animals! 😀

  2. I am sorry to be this person, but it’s been bugging me for a long time. I really don’t like his website, I don’t like the shots of his eyes in tears when a Lucy dies, I don’t like the shots of dead Lucies, I don’t like how they all seem so quickly replaceable in the grand plan of hamster tracking. The mousies themselves are adorable of course, and there is now doubt it my mind that they are well looked after and have happy lives.
    But the whole thing is creepyville. There you go, I am now a troll.

  3. What a gorgeous blonde! Run, Lucy, run!!

  4. I love that lovely floof, the same color almost as my own hair. And holy beady eye factor!

  5. Yay!! I saw the arrival last week and just knew that CO would be all over the new Lucy. She’s a little beauty!

  6. I love hamsters and this one is cute even for a hamster!

  7. Some Like it Hot.

  8. very cute!!! congratulations mathijs!!

  9. Lucy 5.0 is going to be a Heartbreaker. Gotta watch out for this one!

  10. Holy B-E-F, Batman!!!!

  11. How cute is his book? (Happy Hamster”: A step by step guide on how to prepare delicious meals for your hamster.)

    “Beloved by, hamster aficionado Mathijs van der Paauw has created a truly unique collection of mini meals catered especially to pocket pets.”


  12. Mathijs holding L5.0: Another entry for the Men of Cuteoverload Calendar.

  13. sunnylessmum says:

    Mathijs, you rock! Have a ton of fun with your new Lucy! So looking forward to hearing all about her adventures. 🙂 Love your pics and recipes, stats, etc.

  14. i hear ya.

  15. He genuinely cares about the hamsters and this is really a research project too. There was quite a long time in between Lucy 4.0 and Lucy 5.0. I am not a fan of the pictures when they have passed on, but perhaps it is helpful to Mathijs and to some of the fans. And if you don’t like it, why did you feel the need to comment? If I don’t care for something then I just move on. It’s certainly not harming you.
    As someone who has a pet hamster, they live so quickly, and you love them when you have them, but you also miss them once they are gone. I usually feel that I want a new hamster in my life 2-3 months later. And that is how it has been with Mathijs.

  16. Admittedly, I’m not fond of how he names all of his hamsters Lucy, but the guy’s got a good heart, takes great care of his little ladies and you can’t beat a man who’ll cook for you!

  17. Seriously, he was one of the first hunks with pets on this site. And again, how can you resist a man who’s handy in the kitchen?