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The World’s Tiniest Animals!

Here at BunnySlippers.com, we love all creatures great and small!  Have you ever wondered what the smallest animals are?  We’ve gathered up some of the world’s tiniest and cutest critters…just for fun!  Read on if you love extreme cuteness…

The world’s smallest monkey is the Pygmy Marmoset.  These teeny monkeys spend their lives swinging through the trees of the western Amazon rainforest, and their primary food is tree sap!  Their body measures only 4-6 inches, and they weigh about 3.5 ounces.  They are also called “Finger Monkeys”…maybe you can guess why?!

Of course we had to find the world’s smallest bunny!  These li’l hoppers are Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits, and they’re found in the sagebrush deserts of Washington State.  They were once on the endangered species list, but the Oregon Zoo worked hard for many years to re-build the population.  These bunnies weigh less than one pound, but despite their small size, they can hop at a speed of up to 15 miles per hour!

The smallest fish in the world is called Paedocypris, and it swims through swamps and streams on the islands of Sumatra, Bintan, and Borneo.  This teeny fish measures only 0.3-0.4 inches long, and has a mostly transparent body.

The Speckled Cape Tortoise is the world’s smallest tortoise!  It lives in South Africa and Namibia, and measures only 2.4 – 3.9 inches long.  It lives in dry, rocky outcrops, and eats the tiny succulents growing in-between the rocks.  Its small size and speckled shell helps it blend into the rocks and hide from predators.

Teacup Chihuahuas are the world’s smallest dogs!  Adult dogs weigh only five pounds or less.  These dogs have been bred for small size, and can have many health problems as a result.  However, their appearance as a life-long puppy creates quite a high demand among pet owners, with some puppies selling for thousands of dollars!

The smallest frog in the world is also the smallest vertebrate in the world!  Clocking in at 0.30 inches, the Paedophryne Frog is just a tiny bit smaller than the Paedocypris fish, which once held the world record for smallest vertebrate.  These minute frogs were discovered hopping around the forests of Papua New Guinea.  They’re unique among frogs, as they never go through the tadpole stage–they hatch as small versions of the adults.  Can you imagine how tiny the babies are?!

The smallest deer in the world, the Java Mouse Deer, is also the smallest hoofed animal (or “ungulate”) in the world!  This teeny tiny deer lives in the forests of Java, and stands only 12 inches tall, weighing 2.2 – 4.4 pounds.  Fun fact: the mouse deer is considered a wise creature in Malay and Indonesian folklore, and is featured in many myths and folk stories as a cunning hero who is able to outwit its much larger enemies.

The Bee Hummingbird is the world’s smallest bird.  Measuring 2.2 inches long, and weighing only 0.069 ounces (!), these critters are found in Cuba and its surrounding islands.  These hummingbirds have beautiful iridescent jewel-toned feathers.  These busy critters can visit up to 1500 flowers per day!

Here is the nest of the Bee Hummingbird…the female hummingbird lays just two eggs at a time, each the size of a coffee bean!  The nest itself is made from cobwebs, bark, and lichen and is less than an inch wide.

The World’s Most Expensive Bunny Rabbit (Sculpture)!

Photo credit: Jeff Koons

This sculpture, titled Rabbit, has just sold for a record-setting $91.1 million US dollars!  Holy carrots, that’s a lot of lettuce!!!

The three-foot rabbit, made out of stainless steel and resembling a balloon, was created by artist Jeff Koons in 1986.  The sale set a record for the most expensive work of art sold while the artist is still alive.

Koons has held the record in the past, when his sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for $58.4 million US dollars in 2013.

Amazing Animal Moms

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating all the mamas of the Animal Kingdom…  From the furry to the scaly, here are some Amazing Animal Moms!

Orangutans spend their lives living up in the trees… Mama Orangutans build a brand new nest every night out of branches and leaves, for herself and her baby to sleep in. That’s more than 30,000 new nests in a lifetime!

Mama Orangutans also almost never put their babies down for the first two years. The bond between mom & baby orangutan is so strong that the young orangutans continue “visiting” their moms well into their lives.

Elephant mothers and babies have especially strong social bonds. After a 22 month pregnancy, baby elephants stay close to their mothers, and live along side them for about 16 years!  Moms work together with the other female elephants in the herd to help raise and protect each others’ children…it truly takes a village of moms to raise a baby elephant!

Giraffe babies weigh 100-150 pounds and are 6 feet tall when born! With their mothers’ encouragement, they begin walking within 30 minutes. Moms of newborn giraffes get only about 30 minutes of sleep per day since they are so busy guarding their calves…now that’s dedication!

Meerkats primarily eat venomous scorpions—yikes!  Mama meerkats teach their babies how to hunt by catching a scorpion, injuring it to disable its stinger, and giving it to the babies to practice hunting without getting stung.

Newborn baby Bottlenose Dolphins have a hard time keeping up with their mothers, so mothers create a wake while swimming that draws the babies alongside them effortlessly.  Each mother dolphin has her own signature whistle, which is basically like saying her own name. If a baby gets lost, she’ll whistle so that the baby can find her again.

Alligator moms build a nest of vegetation around their eggs.  As the vegetation starts to decompose, it generates heat that keeps the eggs warm until they hatch (it’s basically a cozy compost pile!)  When the little gators crack out of their eggs, Alligator moms carry the tiny  babies in their jaws for protection!  Who knew these ferocious fangs could be so gentle?

How to Make a Mother’s Day Spa Basket!

Looking for a way to treat your Mama right this Mother’s Day?  You can make a fun and easy spa basket that she’ll love!  Start with a basket from your local craft thrift store, and fill with goodies she can use to make her own home spa experience.  Most of these picks are available at your local grocery or drug store!

  1. Bunny Spa Sandals: Luxurious footwear is essential!  Nothing starts the home spa off right like some spa-style slippers.  Of course, our Bunny Spa Sandals are our favorite!
  2. Beeswax Candle: It’s a universally known fact–Moms love candles!  We like to go with a clean and natural scent, like this simple Beeswax Candle.
  3. Facial Mask: There are so many fun masks on the market these days…choose a scent your Mom will love.  This Superblueberries Mud Mask is a delicious-sounding option!
  4. Soaking Salt:  Turn an ordinary bath into an extraordinary home spa with some therapeutic soaking salt.  Dr. Teal’s comes in lots of scents…we think the lavender is extra relaxing!
  5. Foot Cream: Those tootsies work hard all day!  Treat them to some specialized foot lotion, like the Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme.
  6. A Mini Bottle of Bubbly: These mini champagne bottles are so darn cute, and a perfect size for one (no sharing required).  Cheers!
  7. Hand Cream: Finish the spa experience off right with some luxurious hand cream.  We love the scent of this Lavender & Honey Hand Cream.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas, grand-mamas, step-mamas, and foster mamas out there!

Make Mother’s Day Extra Special with Some Cozy Slippers!

Whether she’s your mom, step-mom, or a motherly figure in your life, she deserves to be pampered!  This year, thank all the Mamas in your life for the hard work they have done for you with a pair of cozy slippers.  Here are a few of our favorite picks from our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

Fuzzy Bear Slippers: Nothing is more comforting and nostalgic than a teddy bear!  We’ve taken all the teddy bear goodness and made it into these cozy slippers…  Be sure to thank Mom for all the times she’s tucked you in at night!

Wonder Woman Slippers:  Forget the comics…Moms are the real super-heroes!  Show your mama how much you admire her strength and courage with a pair of Wonder Woman Slippers!

Pink Flamingo Slippers:  These fine feathered friends are sure to be a hit–whether or not your Mom lives in Florida!  With a fun and cheerful spirit, these sweet flamingos will inspire Mom to kick back, relax, and have a LOL!

Nari Narwhal Heated Slippers:  Is your Mom one of those people whose toes are always cold?  We’ve got the solution–these slippers are HEATED!  Just plug the (detachable, included) cord into any USB port, and the inner heating elements will get warm and toasty.  These are the perfect companions to any Netflix binge!

Most of all, we hope you get to spend some quality time with your Mom(s), and make some new memories!

This Easter…. Send a BunnyGram!

Do you have a loved one living far away, but would still like to send them some Easter cheer?  Send a BunnyGram!  Our Easter BunnyGram comes with one pair of our Classic Bunny Slippers for kids or adults (you choose the size), grassy green tissue paper, festive foam easter stickers (bunnies, chicks, eggs, and flowers), and a personalized card.

To ensure delivery before April 21, 2019, please place order before 1pm PDT on Tuesday, April 16 (for orders within the US).

Easter Sale on Now — Save 20%!!

Easter is hop, hop, hopping our way on April 21!  Are you planning Easter baskets this year?  We’re here to help you fill them up with something that lasts longer than chocolate and jellybeans!  Celebrate Easter with a 20% discount on orders over $50.

Apply this code during checkout to grab the discount:  EASTER2019

The sale is active until midnight of 4/21/19. To ensure delivery within the US before Easter, please place your order before 1pm PDT on Tuesday 4/16/19, and select Expedited shipping.

Need help choosing?  Check out our Easter Gift Guide!

Hop on Over to Our Easter Gift Guide!

Easter is right around the corner, and it’s time for all the Easter Bunnies to start gathering up their Easter Basket treats.  We’ve put together an Easter Gift Guide to help you get started!

Here are a few of our favorite picks!

Spring is in the air, and it’s finally getting warmer outside!  These Bunny Spa Sandals are not only perfect for Easter, they’ll be easy and breezy to wear all summer long.

It’s just about time for baby ducklings to hatch!  Put a little extra *spring* in your step with these fun and comfy Duck Feet Slippers.  Quack!

Baby Bunnies, Baby Ducklings, Baby Lambies….spring is definitely the cutest season of all!  These sweet Fuzzy Lamb Slippers are adorably fluffy and unbearably cute….just like the real thing.

Don’t forget about the little ones…  These soft and fluffy Kids Classic Bunny Slippers are a perfect addition to an Easter Basket…without the sugar high!  We have lots of other Kids Slippers to fill the Easter Baskets of all the big kids and little kids in your life!

Moooooo!  These Fuzzy Cow Slippers are super plushy, ultra comfy, and udderly adorable.

We’ve also put together some fun Easter Basket Idea Guides for all kinds of Easter Basket fun!  Check them out here:

Easter Basket Ideas for a Teenage Girl

Easter Basket Ideas for Guys

Easter Basket Ideas for a Teenage Boy

Easter Basket Ideas for your Bestie

Easter Basket Ideas for Preschool Kids

 

Easter Basket Ideas for a Teenage Girl (That Aren’t Candy)

Are you planning an Easter Basket for a teen girl this year?  We’ve put together this Easter Gift Guide that puts the emphasis on fun!

  1. Bunny Spa Sandals: These adorable bunny slippers will be a hit on Easter morning, and fun to wear all year round!
  2. Nail Polish: Pick her favorite wild and crazy colors for a DIY mani pedi!
  3. Blank book or journal: Perfect for writing notes, sketching, journal entries, or to-do lists.
  4. Playing Cards:  We love this Rainbow set!
  5. Pajama Pants:  Teenagers love to sleep….get her some cozy PJs!
  6. Pool Floaty:  Is it just me, or have pool floaties gotten way more fun in the past few years?  Strawberry Frosted Donut, anyone?
  7. Brain teaser game: Bananagrams is one of our faves.  It’s fun to play for kids and adults alike, and comes in the cutest li’l banana bag!
  8. Sticky Notes: Who doesn’t need more sticky notes?  These Rabbit Sticky Notes are *adorable* and especially fun for Easter!

Check out our other Easter Guides!

Easter Basket Ideas for Guys

Easter Basket Ideas for a Teenage Boy

Easter Basket Ideas for your Bestie

Easter Basket Ideas for Preschool Kids

Easter Basket Ideas for Guys

Are you planning an Easter surprise for a husband, boyfriend, or grown-up son?  We’ve got you covered…  Pick out a few gifts, add their favorite candy and you’ve got a grown-up easter basket they’ll love!

  1.  Dog Slippers: If bunny slippers aren’t his thing, find his favorite dog breed, like these comfy German Shepherds!
  2. Golf Mug: This clever coffee mug includes a “golf club” pen, and mini-golf ball for him to practice his putts while caffeinating!
  3. Blank book: Everybody can use a blank book to doodle, jot down notes, and write to-do lists.  We love this Toolshed Journal, which contains intricate drawings of items found in a toolshed.
  4. Scratch-off tickets: Available at most convenience stores, these are a fun interactive addition to an Easter basket (and he just might be a winner)!
  5. Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit:  If he’s into bikes, throw in a mini bicycle tire repair kit…it contains everything he needs to fix up a leak and comes packaged in a handy tin case.
  6. Swim Goggles: Everybody could use a fresh pair of goggles…and you can start planning ahead for some summer fun!
  7. Corkscrew/bottle opener: If he enjoys wine and beer, a corkscrew is a must have (and you can never have too many).  This Fish Corkscrew is cleverly designed to look like a fish when folded up.
  8. New wallet: If his old wallet is looking a little shabby, he’ll appreciate a new one that he can use every day (and keep his Scratch-off winnings in!).  This Baseball Bifold Wallet is just in time for spring training!

Check out our other Easter Basket Guides!

Easter Basket Ideas for a Teenage Girl

Easter Basket Ideas for a Teenage Boy

Easter Basket Ideas for your Bestie

Easter Basket Ideas for Preschool Kids