Good, because the domestic crap sheds.
I’m sure my cats would shred it. I only wish they had access to the seller’s face.
they’re all doing the hamster dance in little hamster heaven now….
wtf! is that even legal?!?
This is great! Now European parents can show their kids what happens to their hamsters when they get out of the cage!
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Still waiting for the skinned cat fur blanket….but at least we’re getting closer….
Would this count as Gerbil-cide?
Disgusting. But at least is warm and soft to the touch.
Well, hamster is the new mink.
I don’t get it. Am I just ignorant when it comes to the Petsmart Fur Trade? Is this a snuggie? A caftan? Is it a throw? It looks like they scanned the back of a hamster, tiled it, and printed it on some Old Navy Polar Fleece.
I hope ‘ster fur is the next big thing. I want a coin purse made from a boy hamster’s coin purse.
People holding blanket wearing gloves.
Appear to be in a basement.
Are we sure “hamster” isn’t European for “rat”?
This fuckery makes me sad. Then I want to find the person who made it and get stabby on them.
i call shenanigans unless it comes with a cd recording of a squeaky exercise wheel that i can play all night long.
At this price, this really should have been a Regretsy Compare and Save with PetSmart.
Clue #1: no packaging, no tags to prove it’s European.
Clue #2: my nephew’s hamster, Hammy (actual name), goes missing about 3 months ago.
Horatio Caine says, “I smell… *removes sunglasses* a rat.”
BRILLIANT! (and stolen) – HK
It’s funny to me how people differentiate between types of domestic animals and what’s okay to do with each. I’m not saying I’d want a hamster blanket or that this isn’t disturbing to me (so many hamsters ;_;), but when you think about it, it’s not really that far different from farming chinchillas, foxes, minks, etc for their fur – especially since chinchillas are also considered pets rather than livestock in many contexts.
I think this is more representative of what happens when you are Mexican and your parents let Mexi-Gramps house sit for you and “take care” of your pets. You come home to find your pets eaten and their little pelts drying in the sun.
“Aye muy chingon….’feed the hamsters.’ que la chingada.”
This didn’t happen to anyone else? Really? No one? Sigh.
Too bad this isn’t frontier times. I bet you could get some nice gunpowder and a cast iron pot for all them pelts.
Somewhere, in a smokey, dark tavern in the Carpathian mountains, you know the locals are dining on tiny little “buffalo wings”.
My first reaction : how many hamsters were needed to make this?
(does this make me a bad person?)
Did anyone happen to notice that the “European hamsters” seem to be cut mid pattern at the bottom? Was the bottom row little hamster paraplegics who didn’t have lower halves?
I paid that much for my American hamster version! Color MY face red.
I’m on a buy American kick. Let me know when you have one that is 100% American Hamster.
Besides I’m pretty sure within a month of well written Craigslist ads I can get 120 little hamster pelts and make my own. Please… 4K.. pffff.
Let’s see… 8×15, so that’s 120 hamsters. Even if you allow like $10 per hamster, that’s still really overpriced.
(I bet you could buy them under a bulk discount at CostCo for this kind of purpose too)
I dont think its real. I agree with KibblesNbits. It looks like a picture of a bunch of hamsters printed on a blanket. And if it is real, the maker will burn in hell while a bunch of pissed off hamsters bite the shit out of them. Hamster bites freaking hurt, and they dont like to let go.
They have a warehouse in Brooklyn! Who’s up for a road trip? I bet the warehouse price is more like $4.99.
Hamsters only cost like $5, I could make for about $200, plus the cost of a stapler.
Oh, no! Are the small white parts their feetsies?!!! Good god!
I need to learn how to travel back in time so that I can unsee this.
Imagine my disappointment when I realized this wasn’t a blanket FOR my hamster…
Back in the stone age, I used to live in West Berlin. One time when I was dickin’ around in East Berlin, I saw a furrier’s front window, and they were displaying a cat-fur coat. Tabbies, tortoiseshell, all sewn up as the creepiest, ugliest coat I’ve ever seen. AND they were selling cat-paw keychains, too. And you NEVER saw a stray cat in the East. NEVER.
this needs to be made into a snuggie.
and someone needs to do the hamster dance in it.
@ #26 Really? I counted 14×8, so 112.
I was delighted that the moment I clicked on this, Bodies by Drowning Pool started playing on my spotify.
OH MY BOB! that is just… I might vomit! ok… so umm, what the hell did they do with all the little hamsters? wait, I really don’t wanna know…
for the life of me I sat here for a good minute and a half going “Naw, that can’t be real…” because WHY FOR FUCK’S SAKE WOULD ANYONE SKIN, TAN, AND SEW TOGETHER THE FUR OF HAMSTERS? I mean, at first I was like, how do you get the fur off of them to knit it(like angora or something, that’s fine and ok in my book) but this? Oh no, no no… I am no vegan, I don’t freak out at animal use as food and stuff, I wear leather shoes to work, but there is usually marketable use of the rest of the animal? A hamster though? how would you even use the meat or you know what… I really don’t wanna know… I’m just flabbergasted and probably gonna get voted down but you know what? Wow… so in other words,
Thanks Helen, just proof that the guy on Silence of the Lambs had to start somewhere! hehe
it looks like someone has been experimenting with the hamster centipede.
classless, i know, but i can’t fathom using a blankey made of little animals that i’ve previously owned several of.
Kung Fu Hamster will avenge their deaths!
Ah, ze European ‘amster. Much preferred for coats, as it doesn’t have those ugly bald spots at the armpits.
I like how the guy in the pic is wearing gloves. Even he doesn’t want to touch it. Also, is that a habitrail in the background?? Somehow, I wasn’t disturbed before, but I am no.
I was looking for a replacement for the one I lost fording the river.
I bet it smells like cedar chips.
Europa Gold cedar of course.
Better go practice my hamster style…
I especially like this part: “THE ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE IS $8000.00 RETAIL PRICE!!!”
“Estimated” is Etsian for “I made up just now”, apparently.
I’m waiting for a customizable etsy version of this. You know, send me you dead hamsters and I will make you a custom memorial hamster blanket?
Sorry I was too distracted by the illistration of Horaito about to put on a second set of sunglasses.
Who estimated that retail value? Were they offered a cut of whatever profits they decided?
Sweet mother of David Caruso!!! My second Photoshop-free “Comment of the Day”? And it gets stolen by the great & powerful Helen Killer??? I’d have to have candy falling out of my uterus to top this…
It looks just like a hamster Shroud of Turin.
@ 45 StinkBait….
He was taking off the first pair, to reveal a 2nd pair…
Queen Diem: I know! I was like, awww, my hammy-ham could use a blanket…wait…what?
And then I was all like, Nuuuuuuu! Hammy-ham!
Wikipedia tells us that the European Hamster, Cricetus cricetus, can grow to 8-14 inches.
Holy Hamsters, Batman! That is one big-ass rodent!
Oh, also it is critically endangered. So buy now kiddies, cuz when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Them EuroHamsters must be a heckuva lot bigger than what I had in a fish tank sleeping on shredded cedar when my kid was little. It would take 2000 of our hamster to make a blanket that size. Unless those are small people.
Anyone else have a flashback to the “Basil the Rat” episode of “Fawlty Towers”?
Once the plains were covered in wild hamsters, and my people were content. Then the white man came with his wagons and hamster guns. They shot the hamsters only for their hides and left the carcasses to rot. And now the hamsters are gone, and my people are broken.
It looks like it’s made from those Siberian dwarf hamsters, which are mean as fuck. Maybe the person who made this just got bitten one too many times.
Oh sweet Zombie Jesus!!!
My first thought was: How do you knit a blanket out of hamster fur………………
Hey! Don’t forgot to give credit to D. Seah for the original version of the comic!
Is it a coincidence that right before I read this Regretsy post this was posted on Twitter by the BBC?
Are poachers using your pets to tuck their children in at night? Next on Sick Sad World!
I think this would be a much more effective blanket if they’d used the hamster fur to knit with.
But I concur with those above; shenanigans call! If it really was meant to be a blanket, there probably wouldn’t be those dark spaces between the pelts. Looks screenprinted or woven.
As a general rule of thumb: if the seller won’t even touch the thing without gloving up first, you really do not want to sleep under it.
call me an optimist, but i’m hoping that this is one of those items that you click “buy” and two hours later you’re having an awkward conversation with IUCN officials
@Mistletoe-I don’t know. Those hamsters look like they’re pretty hard to catch so $8000 might actually be a fair price for their little pelts. *said sarcastically*
I think the hamster poachers better watch out. That little guy in the video looked pretty mean.
Next we’ll be seeing a capybara blanket. There is no respect for rodents, big or small.
Well, I just wish it was a coat. It’s hard to find anything to go with my goldfishskin flats.
I dunno #62 – Capybaras are MEAN AS FUCK. They will chase you down. It’s scary.
What is the air velocity of an unladen European hamster?
That is why I don’t live in Europe. Their hampsters are a foot long.
@56, that was also my first thought. I had this image in my head of tiny European children knitting their tiny fingers to the bone trying to weave hampster hair.
#11: Wouldn’t a coin purse made out of a boy hamster’s “coin purse” be the most useless coin purse ever? Well, unless the US mint switches to much tinier coins in an effort to foil those who melt down coins for scrap metal.
Oh dear…this is the inevitable outcome of the financial crisis, isn’t it? Our largest coin will be no more than a quarter of an inch in diameter, and we’ll all tote our coins around in hamster scrotums.
I’ve been looking for a gift for Richard Gere…
and yeah he’s hard to shop for. Until now!
I thought it was a blanket for a hamster, too, and thought “another chicken poncho.” Then I scrolled down. Poor little hamsters. I eat meat and wear leather, but using real fur…ugh. Although the cats have some rabbit-fur mice, along with some fake fur ones.
Does anyone remember the cartoon superhero mouse or something that had a hamster sidekick? I think it was British.
@#65 Butts lol:
depends on how you throw them, really…
Your mother was a hamster and your father stank of elderberries!
It does say fur of European HAMSTER, singular. Maybe it’s just one gigantic bastard, which to be fair you’d probably want dead and skinned too if it bit you.
Some people bury their pets, others wear them to dinner
Jeminid – LOL!
Believe it or not, hamster fur is used in some parts. :/ And they smell VERY different to rats! Rats smell stronger and less musty than hamsters, varying of course with diet and sex. And Leeloo – there is no European language. We are a continent you know.
*relurks til someone mentions rats again*
Fro some reason, my favorite part of this listing is “Rug type: Blanket”.
I never knew hamsters were so versitile. And to think when the boys hamster Jerome died (at the ripe old age of nine), we just put him in a little box and buried him. I could’ve at least made a coin purse out of his coat.
I also read it as a blanket for a hamster, then saw the price $3999.00 and thought Regretsy bait!
Then looked down.
I do hope that this is a fake item, but the close-ups do look like photos I’ve seen of European hamsters.
Also, European hamsters are not the same as the ones people keep as pets. Those are usually Syrian or other varieties. European hamsters are normally found in the wild, but, as has been noted, they are endangered.
I bet the fine for trafficking body parts of an endangered species is more than $4000.
If it had 101 hamsters Disney could start a new franchise!
Like many of you, I was sure this was fake. Because of the dark areas in between it didn’t look like real pelts sewn together, but you can see it in the close ups! Also, I found this: http://cgi.ebay.com/BROWN-LEATHER-COAT-REAL-HAMSTER-LINING-FOX-COLLAR-/260708386984?pt=Women_s_Clothing&hash=item3cb36e48a8#ht_911wt_1139
A coat with a hamster lining. So apparently this is a real thing… Still, it’s super creepy.
BazTheRat: No shit.
So is anyone here actually reporting this to ebay since it claims to contain an endangered species?
Honey baked hamster
According to Wikipedia, although they are indeed endangered in part of their range, “across its global range it is considered of least concern”. In other words, unless these are French hamsters, I don’t think the seller is breaking any rules (or laws, for that matter).
Wikipedia goes on to say that they are a “farmland pest” and are trapped for their fur.
To be honest, I only have two problems with this:
1. Because the pelts are so small and the blanket is so large, this one blanket required the deaths of over a hundred hamsters.
2. It’s ugly.
ohnoez! not rats!
Thanks for clearing that up, yarnmonster! I was wondering how they could manage selling it.
And, yes, it’s hideous. I’m not sure I understand the allure of rodent fur unless it’s still attached to a fluffy bunny, or maybe being used in a physics class.
If you’re allergic to rodents, would you be allergic to their pelts, too? My mom’s face used to swell to look like a good approximation of a hamster when she was around live ones. A hamster blanket could have been a very evil gift for her.
Very creative..I think.. but not something I would purchase :<
I somehow see hamster pellets being the mark of a wealthy woman in a post-apocalyptic future. Kind of like Blade Runner meets homeless shantytown chic. Street peddlers will sell bleached gutter rat throws and rat fur coats, but a real post-apocalyptic lady wears only hamster fur. Natch.
“daddy daddy, my european hamster just died!”
“Don´t worry boy, I´ll buy you hundred more and they will stay with you for eternity.”
@ #70 catherder… You’re thinking about Dangermouse, and his sidekick Penfold.
“Oh… CRUMBS, D.M.! No one showed for the family reunion!”
Does anyone else hear Borat’s voice when they read “100% Natural Fur of European Hamster”, or is it just me?
they left the feet on ?!? umm errr 0_0
That’s gotta be all seamy and lumpy if it really is pelts sewn together. My guess is only tiny polyesters died to make this rug.
Is Horatio Caine putting on a *second* pair of sunglasses?
Rather than post the link, I’m just going to refer everyone to Google “hamster atonement” and read the cartoon on The Oatmeal.
What would you do with this blanket?
Would someone actually use it?
I’m pretty sure I could buy 120 hamsters skin them myself and stitch them together for a little under 1200! I just saved myself 2799!!!
Then again why in the fuck would you want that???
This is fucked up. I hate animal fur to begin with but this just looks like someone saving all their dead pets and sewing them together. Just keep your pets’ fur to yourself over the back of your couch…thx.
How do you suppose they calculated the $8000 suggested retail price?
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