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
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5 years ago

The cutist thing I have ever seen :-)

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#2

Cute Rat

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YanaKoleva
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5 years ago

KAWAII! ^^

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#3

Cute Rat

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CarolAnnMason
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5 years ago

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

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#4

Cute Rat

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CarolAnnMason
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5 years ago

So sweet. Really.

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#5

Cute Rat

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JetePiiriste
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5 years ago

Sooo cute rats!

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#6

Cute Rat

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RachaelHallard-Navin
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5 years ago

happy rat

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#7

Cute Rat

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EdithTschiemer
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5 years ago

Long legs !

Julia Jamroziak
Community Member
4 years ago

theyr normal

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DawnBuchroeder
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5 years ago

What a cute picture!! Its also in the perfect setting ....standing in the light upon the window sill! Like a story book picture!

SandraMeyers
Community Member
5 years ago

So cute

Stephanie Sloan
Community Member
6 months ago

He’s anticipating something really good! Looks like you caught him mid fists clenched and jumping!

Leviathans High
Community Member
1 year ago

Long boy

Julia Jamroziak
Community Member
4 years ago

Just what my rat does! <3

EllenEmpson
Community Member
5 years ago

Gettin jiggy wid it

ChrissyNeibarger
Community Member
5 years ago

Pretty please?

CarolAnnMason
Community Member
5 years ago

May I help you, Madame?

Inzane_sniper
Community Member
5 years ago

"I iz the cootest" :3

zarasarahsara
Community Member
5 years ago

oh! an easter rat! :-)

PenobaBicizz
Community Member
5 years ago

Stuart?

Heyyyyyyyy
Community Member
5 years ago

"Oh, Oh I want a cookie!!"

ShroomsGarden
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5 years ago

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That rat is dead.

Julia Jamroziak
Community Member
4 years ago

?!?!?!?!?! what????????????????????????

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#8

Cute Rat

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EveMartin-Baker
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5 years ago

What do you mean it's not a bathtub?

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#9

Cute Rat

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larab3094
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5 years ago

Love this! Has "ratitude"!

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#10

Cute Rat

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CrackrJax
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5 years ago

Oh goodness, that's too cute

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#11

Cute Rat

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EdithTschiemer
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5 years ago

Love him .

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#12

Cute Rat

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LucretiaBlood
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5 years ago

This is an amazingly beautiful photo.

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#13

Cute Rat

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CrackrJax
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5 years ago

Haha :D

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#14

Cute Rat

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CarolAnnMason
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5 years ago

Charming.

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#15

Cute Rat

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larab3094
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5 years ago

Very cute

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#16

Cute Rat

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EdithTschiemer
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5 years ago

I preferred him .

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#17

Cute Rat

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EdithTschiemer
Community Member
5 years ago

Sweet .

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#18

Cute Rat

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DianaShively
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5 years ago

Beyond adorable.....

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#19

Cute Rat

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KittyBuns
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5 years ago

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

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#20

Cute Rat

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Thehungrybeagle
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4 years ago

Look at their tails :)

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#21

Cute Rat

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Kathy Hamill
Community Member
2 years ago

Precious!

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#22

Cute Rat

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JulieCollette-Thompson
Community Member
5 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
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5 years ago

Yet again, a blatant case of over-packaging

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#24

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703
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1 year ago

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

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#25

Cute Rat

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jimperry
Community Member
5 years ago

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

#26

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703
Community Member
1 year ago

Heyo baby

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#27

Cute Rat

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L.E.X
Community Member
5 years ago

ACHOO!

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#28

Cute Rat

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SuzanneSutherland
Community Member
5 years ago

The Easter Rattie

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#29

Cute Rat

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Turtleturleturtle
Community Member
7 months ago

AAAAA SO PRECIOUS

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#30

Cute Rat

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L.E.X
Community Member
5 years ago

MY THIS SMELLS DELICIOUS!

#31

Cute Rat

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Oliver Williamson
Community Member
1 year ago

i want a tea!

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#32

Cute Rat

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Wayne Hartford
Community Member
1 year ago

So sweet and adorable !!!!!

#33

Cute Rat

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Ronette Fearn
Community Member
3 years ago

Snoogles with my hooman !

#34

Cute Rat

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Desirae Atterberry
Community Member
1 year ago

that looks like my rat shadow

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#35

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703
Community Member
1 year ago

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

#36

Cute Rat

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L.E.X
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't smell anything.

#37

Cute Rat

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L.E.X
Community Member
5 years ago

He has eyes like hes doing something mischievous. :)

#38

Cute Rat

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STRANGER THINGS fan
Community Member
2 weeks ago

merry kissmas

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#39

Cute Rat

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Stargazer 703
Community Member
1 year ago

New species

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#40

:)

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Stargazer 703
Community Member
1 year ago

Baby on head: haha Rat on cage: help me

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#41

Kitri At The Foodbowl

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CORAL TOMCZYSZYN
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks just like my rattie Shoelace! (A younger version though.) She and her sister Waffle are such jumping beans!

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Cute Rat

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Cute Rat

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#44

Cute Rat

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Thehungrybeagle
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#45

Nana

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#46

Cute Rat

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L.E.X
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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#47

Cute Rat

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Wayne Hartford
Community Member
1 year ago

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

#48

Lou

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Wayne Hartford
Community Member
1 year ago

Snow White !!!!!!!

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#49

Aspen Rose

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Stargazer 703
Community Member
1 year ago

So smaaaaaaaaallllllllll😘

#50

King Of The Hill

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PaganAlbright-Underkoffler
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5 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
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1 year ago

Someone’s the dominant one in the relationship

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#52

Cute Rat

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IvanaGrudeva
Community Member
5 years ago

A heart on his belly <3

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#53

Emile

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L.E.X
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5 years ago

Mine

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#54

Cute Rat

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Cute Rat

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#57

Cute Rat

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#58

Little Buddy… ©olivier Bernacchi

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#59

Yep. My Boy Agrees With The Rat Love.

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Oliver Williamson
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1 year ago

don't bathe rats. its unnecessary and bad for the rat. it washes away the natural oils, and will make them stink more.

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#60

Cute Rat

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Turtleturleturtle
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8 months ago

Oh no his ear!

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#61

Mischievous Munchie

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MariBrandon
Community Member
4 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...

#62

To The Infinity And Beyoooooooond ! ©olivierbernacchi

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Wayne Hartford
Community Member
1 year ago

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

#63

Miagee And Tummy

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#64

Cute Rat

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#65

My Babies Typhon And Tsunamie

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StormyDay
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5 years ago

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

#66

Too Comfy To Move

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#67

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

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#68

:3

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#69

My Lovely Tiger.

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David Still
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s a hamster

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#70

Keekee

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Wayne Hartford
Community Member
1 year ago

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

#71

Willow In Her Hammock

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Wayne Hartford
Community Member
1 year ago

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

#72

Coffee Time!

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MishaRyan
Community Member
5 years ago

I love these!!!

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#73

Stella In A Bow!

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AmandaMitschele
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5 years ago

That is a baby possum

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#74

Bedtime Snugs

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MariBrandon
Community Member
4 years ago

cozy !

#75

Cute Twin Rats