Like all giant space hamsters, they were not naturally evolving creatures, but were instead created by gnomes originally from Krynn. Gnomes experimented with giant space hamster breeding by mixing enchanted substances from a variety of monsters into the process, which produced several varieties of giant space hamster. Among those, miniature giant space hamsters were one of the more unusual varieties.
These creatures were apparently quite intelligent and had the ability to talk in whispers, though most of the time they just made normal hamster squeaks. According to advertising brochures found in Sigil, they were gentle with children.
Unlike most giant space hamster variants, miniature giant space hamsters did not fill the ecological niches usually associated with large animals such as rhinos and elephants and were instead usually kept as pets.
Notable Miniature Giant Space Hamsters
- Boo, the only known miniature giant space hamster in Realmspace in the 14th century DR and the animal companion of the Rashemi ranger Minsc ever since his first head wound. However, as Minsc was quite addled, it was unclear whether or not his claims were true.
- A miniature giant space hamster dwelt in the derelict spelljammer Scavenger in Undermountain in the late 15th century DR.
- In Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, Dagget Filth mentioned gigantic space hamsters.
- In Mass Effect 2 and 3, also from BioWare, the player could buy a "Space Hamster" in the human shop on the Citadel.
- Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage
- Referenced only
- Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus
- Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn novelization
- Legends of Baldur's Gate • Shadows of the Vampire • Frost Giant's Fury • Evil at Baldur's Gate
- Computer games
- Baldur's Gate • Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn • Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following links do not necessarily represent the views of the editors of this wiki, nor does any lore presented necessarily adhere to established canon.
- Miniature giant space hamster article at the Baldur's Gate Wiki, a wiki for the Baldur's Gate games.
- Giant space hamster article at the Spelljammer Wiki, a wiki for the Spelljammer campaign setting.
- Space Hamster article at the Mass Effect Wiki for the Mass Effect games.
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