Is there some trick to disassembling Habitrail and Crittertrail tubes? Once they’re linked together with those little plastic collars, I can never get them apart again. Are those joints supposed to be permanent? Am I just not using enough force?
If you’re wondering whether this means I have a new hamster, the answer is yes: Porco Bruno, who’s about six weeks old. Arthur’s monster wire-mesh cage isn’t quite right for him, not yet anyway, so I’m trying to reassemble the old Crittertrail cage.
No two hamsters have exactly the same personality. Arthur, for instance, was a drama queen. So far, what we know about PB is that he’s alert, friendly, and curious; and when he’s seriously distressed, he roars. He was doing it at Tor, when I brought him back from the petshop after lunch. There’d been an unfortunate incident on the way back: a passing firetruck sounded its airhorn just as it came abreast of me. PB was upset.
Torie, one of our interns, says he either sounded like bad plumbing, or like an extremely small velociraptor. I thought his roar sounded a bit like that rasping sound bluejays sometimes make. It’s weird, though—I didn’t know hamsters vocalized, aside from the occasional squeak or cheeble.
Anyway, in re Habitrail tubes: please advise soonest.