I used to have one of these years ago and never knew what it was. I just did a little research and FINALLY found out the name of what "Gizmo" was. We bought him from a pet store and were originally told it was a cross between a hamster and gerbil, which was completely wrong. Anyways, I would love to have another one someday, but I have no idea where I could get one. We paid about $10 for my first one and actually had to buy a permit for another $10 to own an "exotic". He was probably one of the better pets I had as a youngster. I remember he would just sit in my hand on his back and I could hold him like that for hours. He wasn't squirmy like my hamster at all and NEVER tried to bite. Anyone else ever hear of these? A google search will bring up pictures.