Haybols

Improvised Wooden Houses

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House Group Dimension (inches) Date Started During the time of
Name/Type L W H & Completed Hamsters…

Mansyon main houses ° ° ° ° °
Bulwagang Bitoy 13 25 18½ 2004 Apr ~ Bitoy
(Bitoy Hall) ° ° ° 2004 May °
Bahay ni Lola 18 12½ 33¼ 2004 Jun ~ Boromir & Faramir
(Bebang Pension House) ° ° ° 2006 Sep 30 Bebong & Ispidbol
Tore ng Daga 10 12½ 34 1999 Dec ~ Hammies of 1998-99
(Ikabod Tower) ° ° ° 2006 Jun 4 Arrow & Beria + DSL
Mansyon annexes ° ° ° ° °
HArrowrurendilayk 33½ 13 30 2006 Jan ~ Blakdyak, Bebong, Bugoy
(Summerhouse) ° ° ° 2009 Aug 8 Bebong II & Berio II
Ganobebes Tripleks 33½ 12 16 2004 Dec ~ MsBraun, Warwik &
(Apartment) ° ° ° 2005 Feb 28 Gandalf
Single/Detached units ° ° ° ° °
Bebang Narseri 18 10 8 2003 Sep ~ Bitoy & Bebang
(Litter Box) ° ° ° 2003 Oct 5 °
Hauntedhaus 23 17 21 2004 Jan ~ Stuart
(Old heirloom house) ° ° ° 2004 Aug Boromir & Faramir
° ° ° ° 2005 Feb 28 Blakdyak, Bebong, Bugoy
Mini-Dupleks 21 10¼ 2004 Jun ~ Mocha Rurik & Bebang II
(Duplex) ° ° ° 2005 Apr Snow White & Bebang III
Mochahaus 9 12 17¼ 2005 Mar ~ Mocha Rurik
(Burrow-room) ° ° ° 2005 May 5 °
Minor projects ° ° ° ° °
E-Box 15 10½ 7 2005 Jul ~ MsBraun, Warwik,
(Emergency box) ° ° ° 2005 Aug 1 Snowy, & Gandalf
Kariton ni Bebong 7 2 2006 Sep ~ Bebong
(Teeter-totter) ° ° ° 2006 Sep 29 °
Ispidbol Baks 2006 Sep ~ Ispidbol
(Dormer box) ° ° ° 2006 Sep 16 °

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Commercial Wire Cages modified/converted

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Cage type Dimension (inches) Date Acquired During the time of
House name L W H & Modified Hamsters…

Hamster Cages ° ° ° ° °
Ancestral I 15½ 11½ 14¼ 1998 ~ Hammies of 1998
(1-storey angular roof) ° ° ° 2005 Mar 3 Gandalf
Ancestral II 15¼ 11¼ 18¼ 1998 ~ Hammies of 1998
(2-storey circular roof) ° ° ° 2006 Sep 16 Isnobol & Ispidbol
Stitchhaus 12 9 18 2005 May Gandalf & Stitch
(3-storey flat roof) ° ° ° ° °
Bird Cages ° ° ° ° °
Duplexhaus 17½ 12½ 18 2004 Aug ~ Mocha Rurik & Bebang II
(Cubical) ° ° ° 2005 Apr Snow White & Bebang III
Kyumbento ni Syma 18 18 18 2007 Apr 27 ~ Isnowitwit
(Cubic) ° ° ° 2007 Nov 22 Syma
Chochohaus 14½ 14½ 2007 Apr The Boolagirls
(1-storey angular roof) ° ° ° ° °

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[Summary table of Home cages]

The improvised houses, wheels and transport carriages presented here were constructed for my hamsters’ use only. I have no intention to suggest a design or plan of construction.

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“Ancestral cages of 1998”

Photos: Gandalf (24 May 2005) ; Ispidbol (01 Oct 2006)

I have two old wirescreen hamster cages which I bought in 1998, when expensive but more sophisticated hammie homes where not yet available in our local petshops. (The hamsters who first owned these cages are not really related to the family I am referring to here.) I modified the first cage in 2003 and used it as an emergency home for the pair I adopted (less than 30 days old then) ; the second cage in 2006 as an extra home for my growing number of hammies.

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Mansyon ng Daga

The Hamster Mansion compound

At present, “the Mansion” is made up of five (5) joint domiciles: The Hall, Pension House and Tower as the main structures; and the ‘Apartment’ and ‘Summerhouse’ as annexed extensions.

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[ “Ancestral cages” ]

Detached House Units

The following are single independent homecages. Two of these had been demolished, the others were kept in the junk museum or still used as temporary cages. [ Photos are mostly taken from a 320 x 240 dpi video. Source videos can be viewed by clicking the red dates in brackets. ]

Bebang Narseri (2003)

The hammie was Beria. [ source video here: 29 Sep 2005 ]

This is the first cage that I improvised — simply a litter box (with no fixed wheel in it) that was hastily made for the first pair’s first litter in October 2003. The second and third litters were also born here.

Hauntedhaus (2004)

The Harurendilayks (28 Feb 2005; Blakdyak at the back) [ 08 May 2005 ]

A makeshift bamboo house was made in 2004 by a neighbor who adopted Stuart, the white-colored from the all-female first litter. After the hamster gave birth, my neighbor acquired bigger cages and left the old house to me before he moved residence. I modified the old house, repainted it (old color is pink) and let my young Harurendilayks occupy it.

After being used for quite a time by Wigwam, the pallid and ramshackle-looking house is now my hammies’ museum item.

Duplexhaus (2004)

The Mochabebes [ 31 Jul 2005 ]

A wire cage partitioned in the middle used by Mocha Rurik and Bebang II, the pair I sent to my in-laws in Angono in May 2004. The hamsters sired offspring there, all given for adoption. When Bebang II passed away, Mocha Rurik was sent back to me. The Duplexhaus was also sent later and was occupied by the Mochabebes and succeeding hamsters… Four females (three generations) had born their babies here — the last one was Mochahontas, the mother of the Boolagangs.

The cage was condemned in 2008 and eventually torn-down in 2010…  A part was recycled for the construction of EVAC transport carriage.

Mini-Dupleks (2004)

The Banderitos. Only five (boys) are shown here. [ 14 Aug 2005 ]

A first cage for the litter of the Angono pair. This smaller cage was also retrieved along with the Duplexhaus and used for a very short while by the young Banderitos waiting for adoption (out of the eight, two remained under my care)… The Mini-duplex was condemned in late 2005.

Mochahaus (2005)

Mocha Rurik, 05 May 2005 • [ See alt video: Isnohontas, 25 Dec 2006 ]

Intended as a playhouse: a pet-litter box where a hamster can burrow, but became a ‘dormeor’ for the returning Mocha Rurik… (The elder son occupied the Hall upon the demise of his twin brothers.)

Stitchhaus (2005)

Arrow, 01 Oct 2006 • [ Alt video: With mother & siblings, 04 Jul 2005 ]

A basic commercial hamster cage owned by a friend who adopted Stitch. Stitch gave birth to eight babies here… When Stitch perished, I bought the cage from my friend and made it a starter-home for Arrow, one of Stitch’s six baby boys.

Bebang III’s babies were also born here. The cage also became a home for Wiggler Mocha, then Doray Daga during her younger months.

Kyumbento ni Syma (2007)

Syma [ 13 Jul 2009 ]

“Syma’s cubic convent” ( ‘cubic’ because the cage measures 18x18x18 inches; ‘convent’ because my grumpy hamster became quite shy when she grew up ) 😆 was another wire cage modified into a hammie home. First used by Isnowitwit, then Syma (time when an exercise wheel was installed). Its recent occupant was Doray Daga, who, after her final move to the Summerhouse, made the convent her dining and food storage place.

Chochohaus (2007)

Chocho with her babies. [ 17 Jun 2007 ]

A fancy bird wire cage modified for Chocho, adopted by a friend. Chocho gave birth to her babies here, of which only two survived and were later sent back to me… When Chocho passed away, I bought the cage from my friend and made it a home for Amboy, Chocho’s male and youngest.

Minor projects ( Furnitures? )

Isnohontas ( 02 Jun 2007 )

1 A plain multi-purpose box to put a hamster when I clean cages or to handle a wayward, bitey hamster that escaped;

2 A smaller dormer box for Ispidbol when he was staying in the old cage ; and

3 Kariton ni Bebong (“Bebong’s cart”) is simply a teeter-totter… The hamster was Beria-girdel.

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