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!

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 1 year ago

The cutist thing I have ever seen :-)

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YanaKoleva 1 year ago

KAWAII! ^^

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CarolAnnMason 1 year ago

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

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CarolAnnMason 1 year ago

So sweet. Really.

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JetePiiriste 1 year ago

Sooo cute rats!

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EveMartin-Baker 1 year ago

What do you mean it's not a bathtub?

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larab3094 1 year ago

Love this! Has "ratitude"!

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CrackrJax 1 year ago

Oh goodness, that's too cute

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LucretiaBlood 1 year ago

This is an amazingly beautiful photo.

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CrackrJax 1 year ago

Haha :D

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EdithTschiemer 1 year ago

I preferred him .

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EdithTschiemer 1 year ago

Sweet .

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DianaShively 1 year ago

Beyond adorable.....

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