guinea pig armor

A little over a week ago, someone put an elaborately fashioned guinea pig suit of armor on eBay, and the Internet went crazy
"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?" That's what eBay user mightys0x writes in the description of his charity auction -- for a hand-made guinea pig scale-mail and helmet.
What better way to do that than by suiting your pet up in metal and taking on the world? "Is your pet guinea pig tired of