The Animals of Etsy

Above print is from Berkley Illustration.

One of the very fun themes you’ll find on Etsy? Animals.

From cute and cuddly to somewhat scary and everything in between, animals are very popular.

What you’ll need to decide is if you’d like a t-shirt, art, jewelry, accessories, wall decals or something else, perhaps?

I think the theme today is bringing the zoo home – but with no need for permits, a litterbox, or veterinarian’s appointments. I hope you’ll join me as I search through Etsy for some of the best animals I can find.

I know birds have been wildly popular over the years, and with good reason too. They’re beautiful animals and they inspire us to dream great dreams and envision bright futures. Their wings, soaring, remind us to believe and to have hope for the future.


1). Revisions 2). Craft Madness 3). Joom

Squirrels. Yes, I said squirrels. I know someone must be pretty fond of them as Etsy has 130 pages of squirrels, of which I’ve shared just a few favourites below. Some might say a squirrel is just a rodent – but I’d say, as rodents go – they’re pretty cute.

1). Dillon Designs 2). Tinymeat 3). Concentric

Just because they’re slow doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty darn adorable. Not sure which animal I’m referring to? The turtle, cute – perhaps not cuddly – but reliable!

1). e.soule 2). Ching’s Tote Shop 3). Lodge

So there you have it – a sample of the animals of Etsy… Hope this inspires you to do some searching to see where your favourite animals are hiding on Etsy!

  • Handknit Hugs
  • Twirly Fabulous Upcycled Sweater Skirts
  • A pincushion for every day
  • Fiber Jewelry by Susan Sanders
  • Rainbow Crochet Toasties
  • Fabric Balloon Ball For Big & Little Kids
  • "Brass" Knuckles Wood Teether
  • Photographic Collages by Matthew Parker


  1. says

    Ooh I love the squirrels! I just put one in one of my paintings for the first time, and I think he'll be making more appearances. I am totally with you on the cuteness factor. I bet if hamsters or guinea pigs were out in the wild, as common as squirrels are, people would call them a nuisance or just a rodent, too. Heck, some people still do say they're just rodents.

  2. says

    hey lesley – i do too! they're so cute… have you seen ground squirrels before? they have them in yellowstone national park (in abundance) and they are just adorable!

  3. says

    I love the squirrels! Have been so lucky to have them in my yard, no matter where I have lived along the east coast…. even when they raid my bird feeder, I still love them……..

  4. says

    Amy, I'm not sure! We have the common gray ones over here in Massachusetts…and an occasional red one I think.

    Every time I see them, though, I giggle to myself. We used to have stubborn ones that would come around my parents' house growing up, and we had this bird feeder we had rigged to try to deter them, and they'd be hanging upside-down still getting at the seeds until they fell off of it hahah.

    So cute!

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