Posted by Trustpigs June 21, 2013

While this site might primarily be a resource for Designer Toy information, once in a rare while something far outside the field catches the attention of the Clutter staff… and one such brilliant item would be this Hand-made Guinea Pig Scale-Mail Armor with Helmet set currently on eBay! From the wonderful description of the item:

Is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable? Do they get picked on by other guinea pigs? Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a Renaissance Faire but had nothing to wear?

Fear not! A solution is here! 

The seller hand-"wove" the polished Stainless Steel Clad Aluminum scales and rings into a suit of armor specially for a guinea pig. Then, at a Renaissance Faire, a perfectly sized helmet was found. The end result, which stays on your pet by use of a tie between the two "wings" under the chin, is modelled in the below pictures by the seller's pet Lucky, who unforunately recently passed away. Due to Lucky's untimely demise, the seller decided to create the auction and donate 100% of the profits to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Virginia.

You can bid on the auction HERE, which started at the humble price of $5 and is currently at $24,300 with just over 11 hours remaining!




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