Here’s a video of Cloud Hamster trying to escape his play area. You can turn down the sound if you don’t want to hear Mom’s “hamster voice”. Cloud learned that he can do a pull-up on the fence and escape. Dad says we should electrify the fence! Just kidding…. we’d never do that. Mom supervises Cloud while he’s out of his cage so he doesn’t get too far if he manages to climb the fence. She also watches to make sure I don’t joint him in his play area.
Cloud’s cage has 6 levels and nearly 9 square feet of floor space. That’s a palace by most hamster housing standards. Every night he gets time in his play area. We used to let him roll around the house in his hamster ball, but he was going potty in his ball, and that’s a mess to clean. So now we limit him to his play area.
After shooting the video, Mom doubled the space in his play area by using the fireplace hearth as the back wall. I’m sure he’ll still try to climb the fence, but now he has more space to run, run, run.
Raven usually has a wide open window to enjoy some fresh morning air before it gets hot and we close up the house for the day. Then she gets open windows at 10 pm if it’s cooled down outside. “Cooled down” means its 75 degrees outside!
This morning at 8 o’clock it’s already 80 degrees and we have the house closed and the air conditioner running. She was missing her open window time, so we gave her a few inches of fresh air.
Since we’re having a 100+ degree heat wave where it doesn’t cool down at night, she will be missing her open window time. The heat of summer is not our favorite time of year.
Mom & Dad went to the pet supply store to get some of my favorite beefy canned cat food.
They came back with a new critter for the family. It’s name is Cloud.
The store employee said this hamster was brought in by someone who tried to breed this female with one of their male hamsters, and Cloud was having none of it. Mom said she’s pretty sure Cloud didn’t want to breed with the other hamster because she’s not a girl, he’s a boy!
Cloud is settling in nicely, and we expect he’ll enjoy exploring his new 4-story hamster palace.
I found a new way to sit on my chair and watch the back yard.
The view from up here isn’t much different from sitting on my chair properly, but it was fun. And mom got a good photo of my floofy tail.