Monday mischief – Nutmeg’s attempted jailbreak

We were looking for some fun blog hops to participate in and we ran across one titled Monday Mischief. It’s hosted by some great doggies, but all animals are invited to participate. Even with only one cat and one hamster, there’s plenty of mischief going on around here, so we thought we’d join in.

This is Nutmeg hamster’s habitat. He has a huge 6-level cage, play area, and a ball to run around the house. Nutmeg's habitatApparently he’s not satisfied with his housing arrangement and believes the play area is a jail yard. He’s learned he can attempt a jail break by using the brick wall to help him climb over his fence.

Nutmeg attempting to escape

Just two more inches and I’ll be over the fence!

Nutmeg attempting to escape

I can make it!

I used to be able to put Nutmeg in his play area and glance over every couple minutes to be sure he was ok. I stayed within a few steps just in case Raven came to check things out, but it was to intercept Raven. Now that Nutmeg has learned how to escape, I’ve become the jailer and sit next to his play area and grab him once he reaches the top of his fence. I have a second fence, so I a may have to set that up as an extra safety precaution. Hamster on the loose is never a good thing!

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30 Responses to Monday mischief – Nutmeg’s attempted jailbreak

  1. What a crazy lil hamster!

  2. Summer says:

    Nutmeg is too smart for his own good!

  3. Emmadog says:

    We couldn’t have a Hamster at our house. My cat bro Bert is a huge hunter and then my sister Bailie and I are too. We would most likely topple the cage and get that Hamster out somehow and that would be it. He is a cute little fellow, though.

  4. That has to be the best hamster set up I’ve ever seen. I can’t imagine why he’d want to break out!

    Wags and purrs from Life with Dogs and Cats.

  5. Grace says:

    Wow that is one lucky hamster – what a life!

  6. Nutmeg has one cool pad!! BOL!

  7. Cascadian Nomads says:

    All the hamsters on the loose I have had made wonderful nests in drawers but I missed them while they were away… and I didn’t have cats then!

  8. He must be an explorer as his house is full of all the best in hamster life
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  9. pilch92 says:

    That is a nice hamster cage, I don’t know why he wants to escape from it. Please visit us today for another contest.

  10. Sue says:

    LOL What a cutie.

  11. Nutmeg how much more space do you need little one? Or do you just like a challenge?

  12. dezizworld says:

    MOL dat’s a gweat house hims has there. Wow!!! Long afur even Lexi wuz born mommy had a hamster and hers Service kitty Shad. Mommy nevew figgewed out how hims did it, but evewy night da hamster would escape hims house and in da meownins mommy wuld wake up to find hims and Shad curled up sleepin’ tugedder on hers bed on da pillow nex to hers. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  13. That is a wonderful environment for Nutmeg!

  14. Uhoh, lots of toeholds on that brick wall! He’s so cute! Nice to meet a new Monday Mischief-er!!

  15. Nutmeg, if you get out…it could be trouble!

    Do you ever put Nutmeg in one of those plastic balls and let him run around the house?

  16. William says:

    Ha ha ha ha! What a smart little guy! He must have some cat DNA in him!

  17. Kitty Cat Chronicles says:

    MOLMOL! Nutmeg, you sure are silly! Good luck, buddy!

  18. spittythekitty says:

    Um, surely the Lovely and Beauteous Raven would not, um, you know, well. . .would she? Better safe than sorry, I guess, MOL!

  19. Hi, nice to meet you and thank you for visiting us ! Nutmeg makes us laugh ! What a nice hamster house : you’ve better keep safe in it little buddy ! Purrs

  20. That’s a GIANT cage for a hamster. And still not happy? 🙂

  21. dollythedoxie says:

    Welcome to Monday Mischief! Silly hamster! Love Dolly

  22. The grass is always greener on the other side!
    I used to always want to climb out of my playpen as a puppy. Adventure is out there!

  23. Have you told Nutmeg that most hamsters live in a tiny cage with just a wheel? Sometimes you have to just tell them like it is in the real hamster world. ☺

  24. MOL! Nutmeg, you’re livin’ the LIFE, lookit that condo and the yard! WE don’t have it THAT good! *jealous look* (heee!)

  25. Cute hamster!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  26. Christy Paws says:

    Wow, what a setup you’ve got there, Nutmeg. As a cat, I can totally relate to getting out. No matter where you are, it is just what you must do.

  27. Beth says:

    Nutmeg is probably the luckiest hamster ever! I had a Houdini hamster and she always made a beeline to my sister’s room. One night she fell between the plaster and lath and was in my parents bedroom wall. My dad had to chip 2 holes in the wall before he found the right spot. Thankfully she was fine.

  28. I admire his spunk!! MOL

  29. kittiesblue says:

    Nutmeg says,” Please, please don’t electrify my fence! Just joking. You got to give him credit for persistence. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  30. Jan K says:

    That looks like an awesome play area, Nutmeg, now why would you want to escape that? 🙂

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