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The Top Cute-Animal Posts From Etsy's Social-Media Feeds

by Valerie Rains

Sep 7, 2018

Seven adorable items the social media–sphere is going wild for right now.

Photo by: elenazaycman

When it comes to social media moments guaranteed to lift your spirits, animal content is always a good idea. We're not ashamed to admit our feeds are overflowing with Nat Geo shots of exotic fauna, calendar-quality pet influencer pics, and behind-the-scenes snaps from our favorite goat rescues—plus a hearty helping of animal-themed products from the wildly creative sellers on Etsy. And judging from the popularity of these seven recent picks from Etsy's Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest accounts, many of you feel the same way. Read on to discover and shop these trending social-media standouts. 

For bird watchers: a stained-glass parrot

Salt Lake-based stained glass artist Lauren Earl of Szklo Glass can customize this 26-inch wall hanging with up to three plumage hues of your choice (Szklo Glass parrot, $185 and up). Close competition in the stained-glass category? The elegant moth shown at top, from St. Petersburg, Russia seller Elena Zaycman (similar Elena Zaycman suncatcher, $99).

For alpaca admirers: a plush pillow

Vicu's super-soft alpaca pillows couldn't be more squeezable—or better accessorized. Get on the wait list now for your own made-to-order woolly mammal. Vicu plush alpaca toy, $88 and up

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For fox friends: a cute keepsake

There's something so sweet and serene about the expression on this ceramic fox's face, which was hand-sculpted and glazed by the Glasgow-based artist behind The Star and Heart Studio. The Star and Heart Studio fox totem, $21.50

For canine companions: matching shirts

It's mommy-and-me attire for the pet-parent set. This slim-cut poly-cotton button-down from Pablo & Co also comes in a similar navy-and-green print. Pablo & Co unisex adult shirt, $44.50, and dog shirt, $30

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For flamingo followers: a head-turning accessory

When you really feel like strutting your stuff, slip this handpainted brass and enamel statement ring onto your finger and watch the admirers flock to it. GOODAFTERNINE flamingo ring, $130.50

For cat fanciers: clever embroidery art

Anyone who's ever seen their finicky furball abandon a custom-made cat bed for literally any cardboard box that enters the house will appreciate this cheeky piece of embroidery art. Haley Hamilton Art cat embroidery, $28

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Valerie Rains

Valerie Rains is a senior editor at Etsy.