The world’s smallest marathon runner – a hamster update

Well Sweetie is quite a surprise !

Sweetie, in close-up

Her wheel has a “trip meter” on it so that we can see how far she runs, and the results are really surprising us.
Amanda’s previous hamsters, Mr & Mrs, were different breeds to Sweetie. In terms of mass, Mr was about three times her size, and Mrs was huge, about five times as big… the biggest hamster I have ever seen.
Sweetie is minute… but she has just set her own new record on the wheel for a 24 hour period….
Over 9.8 kilometers.. or just over 6 miles for those traditionalists among us !
Incredible that such a small creature can cover such a distance.
Scale that up into human terms and I can’t even begin to imagine what sort of distance that would mean.
How does she do it ?

Update: 3rd May
At 9pm last night the meter showed zero.
At 6:30am another new record ! … 10.06Km (or 6.25 Miles)
So if she were running constantly for all that time (which she wasn’t) it would have been at over 1Km an hour.

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2 Responses to “The world’s smallest marathon runner – a hamster update”

  1. Kikipotamus Says:

    Seriously, how DOES she do it? With those tiny little legs? That’s incredible. Plus she’s SOooooo cute.

  2. honorarynewfie Says:

    It’s embarrassing. I’ve started going to the gym for an hour on Mondays, courtesy of my Physio, and I struggle to fast-walk a mile ! 😥
    Mind you, I’m cute too ! 😉
    Will be in touch again soon, Kelly; have had computer problems at home and no time to sort them out. 😦


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