This video of a hamster that just can’t keep its eyes open is truly adorable, but there are a couple distractions from the cuteness that explain why it’s gotten over 100k views in four days (because it’s funny!), and bring a whole new literal meaning to our house cute tag, “Cute As Balls.” (This actually is probably safe for work anywhere cute animal videos are safe for work.) Pillows!:

That hamster should have a little baby tee that says “My Eyes Are Up Here.” (Representative example of hundreds of YouTube comments: “You can see his balls from Google Earth.”)

Comments (14)
  1. booferama  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +17

    Maybe that’s where he stores food for the winter.

  2. booferama  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +20

    Also, that poor hamster can’t wear skinny jeans cause his knots don’t fit.

  3. Haha…Balls and Cute as Balls.

  4. They look like they make a good pillow.

  5. I’ve never had a pet hamster. Is this a normal thing for them to have, or is this really an adorable video of a horrible medical condition?

    • “full male”/unaltered rodents have HUGE balls. actually, if you are not versed in sexing wildlife in general, you find a bit of confusion over the proportional difference between human genitalia and that of say, a female squirrel– unrecognizably different in size and appearance.

    • missmle  |   Posted on May 5th, 2009 +14

      It is totally normal. Here is a true story:

      I worked at a pet store that sold hamsters. One day two little kids came running up to me all “OMG that hamster is giving BIRTH!!!” This was serious because if you let a hamster give birth in a cage of other hamsters, they will undoubtedly devour the babies in a really horrific little bloody limbs everywhere massacre. Even the mom will feast. What was in the cage was not, in fact, a female hamster having babies, but a male hamster sitting on his big ol? balls, just like the one in this video. I told the kids the hamster was not having babies, but they kept pointing furiously at his balls insisting that they were babies. I told them it was impossible, the hamster was a boy, but they kept asking, “Then what are THOSE???” I told them to ask their mother and went back to cleaning fish tanks.

  6. Stephen Colbertster.

  7. That thing’s got some huge testes.
    just sayin’.

  8. those are some benjamin buttons shits..

  9. He doesnt need a baby tee he needs a mini jock strap

  10. “These balls are making me testy”

  11. chloeraina  |   Posted on May 7th, 2009 +2

    I have two boy pet ratties, so rodent balls are old news to me. I did once have a friend suggest to me though that one of the rats had a strange, tumour like growth on it.

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