Mass Effect 3: Boo The Space Hamster Easter Egg

For fans of Baldur’s Gate 2, one of the most unforgettable characters was Boo — the deadly space hamster that accompanied the mad warrior Minsc. The hamster gets around, because it’s finally found itself in space and escaped from the cage in Shepard’s quarters. Boo can get lonely sometimes, so you’re going to want to visit his hiding spot in the Normandy. Below you’ll find video and a short description for finding this notorious furball.

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Boo The Space Hamster Easter Egg

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  1. Take the elevator, in the Normandy, to the Engineering Deck.
  2. Use the door to your right just as you exit the elevator and get down the steps into a red-light spot. This tucked away location is where Jack once stayed back in Mass Effect 2.
  3. Watch the floor for the Space Hamster, he’ll scurry about on the ground. He’s hard to spot, but you can see the interaction parentheses around Boo as he runs about on the floor.
  4. Chase the parentheses and get close to grab Boo. If he escapes into the pipes, don’t worry, keep searching the room and Boo will pop out again.
  5. If you’re able to grab Boo, return to your Cabin and interact with your new cage. Congratulations, you now have your Space Hamster pet!

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3 Comments on Mass Effect 3: Boo The Space Hamster Easter Egg


On March 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Hi. I did not switch over my ME2 data to my ME3 game and i wanted to know if i had to buy the hamster and then transfer the data to get this easter egg if i needed my ME2 data and CANNOT do the easter egg then im dissapointed


On March 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Hey Thomas,

Unfortunately, you do need to buy the hamster in ME2 and transfer your character to ME3 to find this Easter Egg. I know, it sucks!