Checking Out – Hamster Hotel

Not Richard Gear's hamster, I suspectWe all live by rules, but there are times they need to be broken.

Take for instance, this blog. I have a stringent rule that I only highlight stories about dogs, cats, and whatever other wacky animals cross my path. I do not blog about humans. I figure they get enough press without me heaping more attention on them.

But today, I make an exception. Is it because I want to highlight a luxurious hotel in hopes my parents will take me to it? Do I want to focus my laser like attention on a fun weekend getaway in an adventurous new place? Or do I want to show you just how ridiculous the species with opposable thumbs really are?

I’ll let you decide while you read the full story from Reuters.

NANTES (Reuters Life!) – It’s a unique concept according to its creators, a hotel in the French town of Nantes is offering the chance for people to become a hamster.

For 99 euros ($148.10) a night, you can eat hamster grain, run in a giant wheel and sleep in hay stacks in what is called the “Hamster Villa.”

Maud and Sebastien are the first ones to experience how hamsters live, not afraid at the thought of sleeping in hay or feeding on a hamster fountain and special grain.

It’s a unique experience and, the guests say, just something different.

“To become a hamster, eat seeds, change our way of life…come out of our daily routine” Maud and Sebastien told Reuters TV..

The owners, Frederic Tabary and Yann Falquerho, run a company which rents out unusual and bizarre places.

“The Hamster in the world of children is that little cuddly animal. Often, the adults who come here have wanted or did have hamsters when they were small,” Falquerho said, dressed as a hamster.

However, the price is soon to go up as today’s hamsters need, according to the owners, Wifi and a giant TV screen.

Hotel officials indicate Richard Gear need not apply.

Of course you need to see the video:


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