Howdy is one of the main characters in Hamtaro.
He is a light brown and white hamster. He often has his eyes closed and shows a happy facial expression. He wears a red shop apron around his waist.
He notorious for telling bad jokes, especially at the worst possible time.
He and Dexter are long-time friends but often fight with each other over the affections of Pashmina, whom they both have a crush on.
- He speaks with a kansai dialect in the Japanese version and with an American Southern accent in the English version.
- Howdy's Japanese name "Maido" means "Hello!" or "Welcome!" in the Kansai dialect, which Howdy is known for speaking within the original dub.