Remember when you were a kid how jealous you were over what a great life your pet hamster had. All that food and cardboard to eat, water galore, a wheel of endless exercise, cats and children to play with and best of all he can poop on the floor. Now, thanks to the French that life can be yours. For a mere $150 you can get a hotel room with all the comforts of a rodent cage with enough sawdust on the floor to satisfy the inner hamster in all of us. With all this time and energy on their hands by not getting involved in any wars next on the Frenchmen's list is the Ant Farm room, the Cockroach Hotel and lastly, the Rat Room, which is an exact duplicate of the 33rd street subway station.
This is also an excercise wheel for bodybuilders out there.
(Warning: The video below contains a grown French man with a hamster hat running on a man-sized hamster wheel.)
Here’s a rough English translation of the first part of the video:
“It’s the possibility in 18 square meters to live an incredible experience, which is to live in a hamster’s skin. So living in the skin of a hamster, what does that mean? It means being able to put on the head of a hamster. It’s being able to eat grains like a hamster … We all know the hamster has a water bottle … You get on all fours to get to the nest like a hamster … The idea is really to live an experience, but with all the comforts of a … microwave, George who serves you coffee. Everything is here, there’s just the added ambiance of a cage and the sensation of a hamster when, for example, he runs in his hamster wheel, which is pretty funny…”
In Nantes, France, you can live in a hamster hotel.
For 99 euros ($148) a night, guests can sleep like a hamster (clean sheets, but the bed is next to hamster litter), drink like a hamster, eat grains like a hamster. And what furry pet hotel — even one in an 18th-century caretaker’s room — would be complete without a hamster wheel?
The 2-meter version at the Hamster Villa allows adults to run in circles as long as they want. There are human creature comforts, too, like a microwave oven, coffee service, and, soon, a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi.