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My cabin just doesn't feel the same without my little space hamster friend to keep me company. I've heard that if you bought the space hamster in Mass Effect 2 and import your save into Mass Effect 3, the little guy can be found running around the Normandy somewhere. It sounds too good to be true.

How do I get my lost space hamster back?

Sub-questions:

  • If I didn't import my save from Mass Effect 2, is there still a way to get the space hamster in Mass Effect 3?
  • Does he need to be taken care of like my fish?
  • Does having the space hamster change anything in this game (i.e. give rewards, change the story slightly, etc.)?
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Finally, a question that covers the most important aspect of the mass effect series –  Rapida Mar 20 '12 at 3:02
    
You see him the first time you visit Jack's old room, but I wasn't able to catch him and I haven't seen him since. –  Steve V. Mar 20 '12 at 3:08
    
@SteveV. He's there. Just wait a minute and he'll run around again. –  Sterno Mar 20 '12 at 4:08
    
@SteveV. I didn't spot and pick him up until after Tuchanka, and I 'd been down to that area after most missions just to check nothing's going on (specially after I caught that Prothean poking around in the under-belly of engineering), so he's definitely there for a while and not just one-time thing –  GAThrawn Mar 20 '12 at 13:25
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You can totally find your space hamster, specifically in the engineering deck:

It would appear that the answer to your sub-questions is "No" for all three:

  • This wiki entry says you need the ME2 save
  • This video shows some more interaction with the hamster towards the end and I don't see anything indicating you can do more than hear him squeak.

Admittedly I haven't caught "Davis" myself, though, so if you catch him please let us know the details!

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according to the wiki he's capturable: One will need to position Shepard along the hamster's path in order to grab it and place it back in its cage in the Captain's quarters. –  z - Mar 22 '12 at 21:23
    
@yx. Yes, the video makes that clear. By "if you catch him please let us know the details!" I meant the details about how you can interact with it after catching it. –  Matthew Read Mar 22 '12 at 21:26
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if you do catch him he goes back into the cage in your cabin and behaves exactly like he did in ME2 –  z - Mar 23 '12 at 12:21
    
@yx. Cool, thanks for confirming :) –  Matthew Read Mar 23 '12 at 14:28
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