Guinea pigs are cute critters. And unfortunately for guinea pigs, they also make great snacks for hungry predators. Not anymore. This crafty eBay seller (mightys0x) has made guinea pig sized scale mail and has put it up for auction. The proceeds of which will go to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue.
The scale-mail is made from polished steel scales and steel rings. It was painstakingly “woven” by me over several weeks in an effort to better prepare my guinea pig Lucky for the dangers of the modern world. The helmet was purchased at a Renaissance Faire later as it was the perfect finishing touch.
Lucky passed away this weekend, and no longer requires his noble suit of armor. In his honor and memory, any money from this auction (after eBay fees) will go to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Virginia. Lucky was adopted from the organization, and they’re a fantastic group who do all they can to find, foster and adopt (to others) Guinea Pigs in the northern Virginia area.
Bids as of the time of this posting are already at $5,400.