17/06/2013 10:10 BST | Updated 17/06/2013 10:10 BST

Guinea Pig Suit Of Armour Is This Season's Must-Have Pet Outfit (PICTURES)

A tip of the hat to both our American cousins at Huffington Post Weird News and those at msnNOW for alerting us to the most exciting item on eBay right now.

It's what any self-respecting pet needs. Especially if it's fearful of attack by knights or dragons. It's... a suit of armour for a guinea pig:

guinea pig armour

Here's the rear/aerial view:

guinea pig armour

And here it is sans its model, Lucky the guinea pig:

guinea pig ebay

The chainmail suit and helmet is up for auction on eBay because - very sadly - Lucky has passed away.

"In his honor and memory," writes eBayer mightys0x, "any money from this auction (after Ebay fees) will go to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Virginia."

Which is very lovely, and noble. Except... wait a minute: you mean, Lucky wasn't buried in it?!