Roughly from 11am to 9pm
daily the live cam will be operational. It is a motion sensitive
Logitech cam so it will occassionly follow the action... or at least
The live cam updates a file
every 10 seconds which you can see by clicking HERE.
It is a web page that should refresh automatically to keep up with the
What you will see is Red, a 3 year old male prairie dog. During
the day he mainly sleeps but takes breaks to eat and run in his
wheel. If the camera is able to follow him you can see him in the
main cage where he will enjoy a meal up top and do his business
below. The tubes that come out of this cage go to his sleeping
cage which is directly to the right and often the camera will follow
him there. You can see him curled up in a ball in the far right
or more often sprawled out on his back in the nest he's made with
pillow cases, t-shirts, socks, and any other items he steals. The
tube that connects to the lower part of the main cage runs around to a
3rd cage where his large running wheel is located along with a large
digging chamber. That cage is unfortunetly not viewable by the
camera. That last place that Red will go if he is scared is the
box on the top right of the main cage. He can climb in there to
hide from the evils of the world (usually the vacuum cleaner).
RED'S REALM WHEN NO ONE IS HOME:
Here you can see the cage where
Red can get a bite to eat, and stare back at the camera looking at him.
Here is the cage that red will go to if he wants to run in his wheel,
do a little digging down below, or if someone is home (or we accidently
forget to lock him in) he can get out of the cage. Whether it be
climbing onto the bed to do a little tamping or jumping down to the
floor to find stuff to get into this is his way out.
Lastly we have the cage where Red will sleep at night. He's made
it easy on himself by moving his bed closer and closer to his bathroom
which is the tray to the left.
If you want to send an email to Red simply send it to Red@mrmoo.net and
he'll get your fan mail!