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Sleeve Hamsters Are A Strange Trend That Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Home is where the sleeves are.

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Translation: "Sleeve hamsters are seriously so damn cute."

Throughout this winter, Twitter users in Japan have been posting precious pictures of their sleeve-inhabiting hamsters.

I mean where else would they keep them, a cage?!

おそようございます。(^-^)/ 袖ハムの季節になりました。 最近の定位置w

"Good morning! (^-^)/ It's sleeve-hamster season again. This is where I live these days lol"


The trend is apparently called sodehamu, with sode meaning sleeve, and hamu referring to the beginning of the Japanese pronunciation for “hamster."


"When a hamster climbs into your sleeve you're basically creating a world heritage site of cute."

We can thank Rocket News for collecting a handful of these adorable moments in sleeve hamster history.



The sleeves make for cozy hideaways for the furry rodents, with Japanese homes often being poorly insulated.

私の袖口に入るハムスター... 可愛すぎでもめっちゃくすぐったい…!!

"My sleeve-hamster....too cute but so ticklish!!"

お兄ちゃんの袖の中で キャベツを食べるハム( ˘ω˘)♡

"Hamster eating cabbage in my brother's sleeve ( ˘ω˘)♡ "