Oxnard is a hamster owned by Kana. Oxnard is Hamtaro's best friend in the series and the first Ham-Ham he meets. Oxnard is a bit clumsy at times and has a love for delicious food, especially sunflower seeds (of which he always carries one around[3]). He breaks down in tears when he loses the sunflower seed he carries around. He was originally an easily frightened Ham-Ham, but he has become braver and more dependable in recent episodes. Oxnard has a crush on his close childhood friend Pepper. Oxnard's Japanese name "Koushi" translates to "calf", which is probably referring to his spotted cow-like fur and his large appetite.