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Groundspeak Hamsters Find New Homes

Two Groundspeak hamsters find homes

Two retired Groundspeak hamsters found ‘forever homes.’ The toy hamsters were retired after playing a starring role in a Geocaching.com video. The segment aired in a continuous loop while the website received a major update in early May. The “Geocaching.com Hamster Power” video played on an old joke – that Geocaching.com is actually powered by hamsters. (It’s not.)

Thank you to the more than 100 geocachers who offered to care for the hamsters in their retirement years. Ultimately, a geocaching family from Germany and a geocaching couple from America will receive the hamsters.

CacheZwerge is a team made up of  10-year-old Kai-Luka and 12-year-old Catharina.

Team CacherZwerge: Catherina and Kai-Luka

They wrote, “We would be so glad to offer little Hammy a forever home. He was a hard working hamster for geocaching and now deserves a real good place to enjoy the sunny side of geocaching. We will show him all fantastic places in the Black Forest. Take him out to exciting adventures, visiting caves and climbing. Go kayaking with him and we will always carry him if he does not want to walk. Or he can get a special ride with our husky.”

The other hamster up for adoption won’t be traveling as far. It’ll find a home in Indiana, USA. Miss.Betsy and her fiance Mr.Charles have been geocaching since their first date, “We’ve camped, hiked, canoed and swam and now
we’re looking for a special pet to share in our adventures!”

Miss.Betsy

Miss.Betsy says no other pet would do, she’s allergic to animals. “His polyester-based fur wouldn’t require me to medicate myself, we could find some nice hiking gear for him (Or perhaps I could sew him some!) , He would have a forever home in Greenwood, Indiana. He could weekend with us wherever we decide to camp, and he could have a beautiful, two-story, to-scale townhome located in scenic my bedroom! There are many lock-in-locks in which he can nest, and if he feels the need for roomier digs, he can inhabit one of many ammo cans.”

Both CacheZwerge and Miss.Betsy will be receiving their Groundspeak pets soon, with care packages including Travel Bugs so that the hamsters will be trackable. You can watch the video below that made the hamsters famous. Stay tuned to the Latitude 47 blog. You never know when another hamster will come up for adoption!

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  • http://twitter.com/Ambient_Skater Eddie

    I don’t get it…

  • Fanof45

    I wish I could have taken care of one but as long as the hamsters are happy I am happy

  • Fanof45

    Will there be more for adoption? Because I still would love to give one a home and a fun filled retirement and vactions.

  • Ellen Mandeville

    Oooh, if more hamsters ever need a retirement home, my 6 year old son and 9 year old daughter would love to be their caretakers! You can see their adorable faces in our account: AroundTheCorner

  • Wolfyheart

    Dawww!!  I’d be honoured to even meet these hard working hamsters!! And so cute, too….


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