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

Sadly, these pet rodents 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 cute 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 cutest rat photos, so don't hesitate to submit them to our list. Don't forget to vote for your favorite cute rat pictures as well!

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Cute Rat

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JacquelineEarnshaw 4 years ago

The cutist thing I have ever seen :-)

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Cute Rat

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YanaKoleva 4 years ago

KAWAII! ^^

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Cute Rat

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CarolAnnMason 4 years ago

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

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Cute Rat

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CarolAnnMason 4 years ago

So sweet. Really.

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Cute Rat

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JetePiiriste 4 years ago

Sooo cute rats!

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Cute Rat

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RachaelHallard-Navin 4 years ago

happy rat

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Cute Rat

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Cute Rat

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EveMartin-Baker 4 years ago

What do you mean it's not a bathtub?

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#9

Cute Rat

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larab3094 4 years ago

Love this! Has "ratitude"!

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Cute Rat

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CrackrJax 4 years ago

Oh goodness, that's too cute

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Cute Rat

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EdithTschiemer 4 years ago

Love him .

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#12

Cute Rat

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LucretiaBlood 4 years ago

This is an amazingly beautiful photo.

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#13

Cute Rat

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CrackrJax 4 years ago

Haha :D

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#14

Cute Rat

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Cute Rat

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larab3094 4 years ago

Very cute

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#16

Cute Rat

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EdithTschiemer 4 years ago

I preferred him .

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#17

Cute Rat

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EdithTschiemer 4 years ago

Sweet .

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Cute Rat

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DianaShively 4 years ago

Beyond adorable.....

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Cute Rat

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KittyBuns 4 years ago

"I can't do anything with my ears today"

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#20

Cute Rat

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Thehungrybeagle 3 years ago

Look at their tails :)

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#21

Cute Rat

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Kathy Hamill 1 year ago

Precious!

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Cute Rat

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JulieCollette-Thompson 4 years ago

So cute! Looks like he/she is singing to the beautiful morning,

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#23

Cute Rat

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RachaelHallard-Navin 4 years ago

Yet again, a blatant case of over-packaging

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#24

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

Rat: ahhh help me!!! Me: really ! Just like my rats

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#25

Cute Rat

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jimperry 4 years ago

My pawsvare just as big as my mummies!!!!

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Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

Heyo baby

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#27

Cute Rat

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L.E.X 4 years ago

ACHOO!

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#28

Cute Rat

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SuzanneSutherland 4 years ago

The Easter Rattie

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#29

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

How do they not fall out

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#30

Cute Rat

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L.E.X 4 years ago

MY THIS SMELLS DELICIOUS!

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Cute Rat

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Oliver Williamson 8 months ago

i want a tea!

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#32

Cute Rat

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Wayne Hartford 9 months ago

So sweet and adorable !!!!!

#33

Cute Rat

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Ronette Fearn 2 years ago

Snoogles with my hooman !

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Cute Rat

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Desirae Atterberry 7 months ago

that looks like my rat shadow

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#35

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

Oh my god how did you even get a hat that samll

#36

Cute Rat

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L.E.X 4 years ago

I don't smell anything.

#37

Cute Rat

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L.E.X 4 years ago

He has eyes like hes doing something mischievous. :)

#38

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

Awwww

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#39

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

New species

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:)

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

Baby on head: haha Rat on cage: help me

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#41

Kitri At The Foodbowl

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

Whatcha looking uo

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Cute Rat

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Cute Rat

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Cute Rat

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Thehungrybeagle 3 years ago

I have a pregnant rat right now so there will be a lot of these little ones! :)

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Nana

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Cute Rat

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L.E.X 4 years ago

What!!! No!!! That didn't happen!!

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#47

Cute Rat

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Wayne Hartford 9 months ago

Now I lay me down to sleep!!!!!!!!!

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Lou

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Wayne Hartford 9 months ago

Snow White !!!!!!!

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#49

Aspen Rose

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Stargazer 703 11 months ago

So smaaaaaaaaallllllllll😘

#50

King Of The Hill

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PaganAlbright-Underkoffler 4 years ago

This picture does NOT belong to you. It was taken by E. Borger

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#51

Cute Rat

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David Still 6 months ago

Someone’s the dominant one in the relationship

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Cute Rat

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IvanaGrudeva 4 years ago

A heart on his belly <3

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Emile

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L.E.X 4 years ago

Mine

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#54

Cute Rat

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Cute Rat

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Cute Rat

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#58

Little Buddy… ©olivier Bernacchi

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#60

Cute Rat

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Wayne Hartford 9 months ago

Why you blaming me? He did it!!!!!!!!

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Mischievous Munchie

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MariBrandon 3 years ago

this reminds me of living in a trailer, working as a naturalist, in the Coast Range redwood forest--and opening a drawer to find such a cute wild pack rat...who had eaten holes in my hand-knit wool socks !. We would live-trap and release such rats--but would have to take them miles away, maybe all the way to the beach, or they would come right back...

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To The Infinity And Beyoooooooond ! ©olivierbernacchi

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Wayne Hartford 9 months ago

Ready for launch, Mission Control!!!!!!

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Miagee And Tummy

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Cute Rat

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#65

My Babies Typhon And Tsunamie

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StormyDay 4 years ago

Lol, one eye open, must've been a rough night!

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Too Comfy To Move

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#67

Max, Trying To Boop Her Adorable Nose With The Camera.

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:3

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#69

My Lovely Tiger.

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David Still 6 months ago

That’s a hamster

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Keekee

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Wayne Hartford 9 months ago

Can we play today? Please!!!!!!!

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Willow In Her Hammock

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Wayne Hartford 9 months ago

So precious !!! I love them All !!!!!!

#72

Coffee Time!

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MishaRyan 4 years ago

I love these!!!

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#73

Stella In A Bow!

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AmandaMitschele 4 years ago

That is a baby possum

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#74

Bedtime Snugs

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MariBrandon 3 years ago

cozy !

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Cute Twin Rats

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#76

Bubbles!

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Desirae Atterberry 7 months ago

L.O.L

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#77

Hello!

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#78

Munchies Condo

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Dad & Son… ©olivierbernacchi

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Nimbus Aaron 3 years ago

It's just a gene thing with rats. Some have red eyes, some have black. I've never owned a red-eyed rat, personally. These look like Hooded Fawn rats to me, or something similar.

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Sniffin' A Daisy

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1 Week Old

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MariBrandon 3 years ago

cuter when the fur comes in, etc. I am glad our infants are born with their eyes open and their ears fully formed--also cuter when born with hair

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#82

Baby D'vito

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David Still 6 months ago

It’s a dumbo rex :3

#83

Buddies!

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Desirae Atterberry 7 months ago

I LOVE THAT!!!!!

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Charlie And Lima

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Józka

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