To celebrate World Rat Day, we've decided to show you that pet rats can be the cutest animals ever. Just look at that rat snuggling the tiny teddy bear!


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Sadly, pet rats don't get as much love as they deserve. They are often mistaken as gross and filthy animals, in part due to their historic role in spreading the plague. Domestic rats, however, groom themselves just as much as cats do. Rats are also incredible at learning tricks quickly. For example, they can recognize their own names, roll over or play catch just like dogs. They are also very affectionate with other rats and their favorite humans, too!

As a rat owner myself, I know for certain that these pets are just as smart as they are cute. In fact, they're definitely my favorite pet animal in the world!

The world could always use more cute pet rat photos, so don't hesitate to submit them to our list. Don't forget vote for your favorite cute rat pictures as well!

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JacquelineEarnshaw 2 years ago

The cutist thing I have ever seen :-)

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YanaKoleva 2 years ago

KAWAII! ^^

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CarolAnnMason 2 years ago

I just want to have a conversation with this little fellow :).

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CarolAnnMason 2 years ago

So sweet. Really.

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JetePiiriste 2 years ago

Sooo cute rats!

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Cute Rat

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EveMartin-Baker 2 years ago

What do you mean it's not a bathtub?

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larab3094 2 years ago

Love this! Has "ratitude"!

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CrackrJax 2 years ago

Oh goodness, that's too cute

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LucretiaBlood 2 years ago

This is an amazingly beautiful photo.

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EdithTschiemer 2 years ago

I preferred him .

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DianaShively 2 years ago

Beyond adorable.....

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