Hamwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for Hamsters
Do you ever wish your pets could experience the magic of Harry Potter just like you did? United Kingdom native Lisa Murray-Lang put in days of work to re-create magical scenes from movies and television for her Syrian hamster, Spud.
Murray-Lang, who is a former graphic designer and petsitter, found herself looking to stay busy when the UK went on lockdown in March. One of Murray-Lang’s friends sent her a video of guinea pigs in a mini art gallery, and her idea for Hamwarts was born.
It took up to three days for each set to be complete. Murray-Lang has re-created Hogwarts and a Coronation Street set known as Rodent’s Return. These specially made set adventures have also let Spud visit the government building 10 Downing Street in London and the National Gallery. Murray-Lang loves providing these adventures for Spud.
Spud loves it – he’s always excited for his next adventure. Every time I get him out and it’s just to go in his ball, now he’s disappointed.
Murray-Lang has found miniature doll furniture to replicate scenes and even a tiny pair of glasses so Spud could look like Harry Potter. She handcrafted tiny barstools and hamster-themed artwork out of cardboard and other various materials for the set walls. She describes this hobby as something fun and a good focus for the current time. She is hoping to turn Spud’s adventures into children’s books one day.
This is a creative way to let your pets experience some magic. Who’s going to get started on a unique Harry Potter-inspired set for their pet? Let us know and show us some photos!