Thursday, July 20, 2017

New Video

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hamsters swapped

George is underwater, Scott is on land. As a note to the people who keep commenting, Blogspot doesn't let me comment for some weird reason. I hit comment, it refreshes the page and my comment isn't there. So don't feel like I'm ignoring you, I can see what you write, I just can't respond.

Anyway here's some video of George doing aquatic hamster stuff:

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Scott has bunched everything over to one side.

No idea why. He's also built a little hamster hut out of the fluff. My first thought was, maybe the heater pad is broken? I brought the hab up to feel it, nope it's still working. Not really sure why he's doing this. Mysterious hamster reasons I guess.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hamsters swapped, greenhab seeded

Scott is underwater, George is on land. I've also planted some grass seed in greenhab, it will be nice to get a fresh start now that I have a better idea of how frequently to water.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Scott re-submerges

The windstorm appears well and truly over. I've put Scott back in the habitat and he's once again living the life aquatic. :3

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Power outage

A severe windstorm afflicting Oregon, Washington and California knocked out power all day and well into the night yesterday. The battery backup air pump saved the day, for the second time (although it was the old pump before). This just goes to show the importance of making life-critical hardware multiply redundant. Scott is in the spare land cage. I'm waiting a day to make sure the windstorm bullshit is truly over before he re-submerges.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hamsters swapped

There was an interruption because of the unexpected need for a new pump, so I wound up swapping hams mid-month. Consequently we're back to George living on land and Scott living underwater, even though that's what the last "hamsters swapped" message said. Pardon the irregularity, normal underwater hamster business has resumed and all is well with the world. Why am I so fuckin strange though

Friday, March 17, 2017

Project Hampture resumes

New pump is set up, hamster back in the water, all is right with the world. Stay tuned, more to follow incl. video below:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Replacement pump ordered

I was able to raise $40 in donations, but didn't see the point to waiting on the rest of it and just covered the difference out of pocket. The pump is now on the way.

Friday, March 3, 2017

New donation!

For $20. With shipping included I am about $35 away from that new air pump.

Btw, I can't reply to your comments. When I put in my info and tell it which account to use to reply, it reloads the page instead of posting the comment. I have no idea why or how to fix it but I am not ignoring you guys. Maybe I should do a mailbag type post once in a while as a workaround?

EDIT: Another $20! Up to $40 now, another $15 will do it.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Need a new air pump

Hamsters are fine. Aquarium pumps typically don't fail "all at once", they just suddenly become much weaker for a while before actually failing. I noticed the bubble stream from the habitat was greatly reduced, down to just a meager trickle of small bubbles every few seconds.
 Because it's already like 15x the flow rate a single hamster requires, Scott was fine. It was just my cue to take him out of the water and go shopping for a new pump. This one has really lasted me a long-ass time. Here is the one I was using. It's expensive but the battery backup feature is a must, given that it's life-critical.

 I actually don't have two land cages, so George and Scott will need to cohabitate while I build a second one. I could use some donations for that new pump if any of you are feeling flush. I could rush out and buy a cheap normal air pump from petco, but the specific features of this battery backup model are really necessary for a project of this nature.

EDIT: Nope, they began fighting immediately when placed together. Evidently I need to drop what I'm doing and build a second enclosure right this minute. Oh well.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hamsters swapped

...Because I mistakenly thought this was a month with 30 days in it. George is on land, Scott is underwater. Phone is having problems, pics/video when I get it fixed.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Hamsters swapped

On the 1st, just forgot to post about it. George is underwater, Scott's on land. Video soon.