There’s cute. Then there’s super cute. And finally, there’s ‘Tiny Animals on Fingers’ cute! Correct us if we’re wrong, but Bored Panda believes that the smaller the animal, the cuter it tends to look. (No offense to all of you BIG animals out there—we still love you very very much! We totally think you’re cute, too, but in a different way.)

There is a wonderfully wholesome subreddit called ‘Tiny Animals on Fingers’ that celebrates the overwhelming cuteness of illegally smol critters perching on people’s fingers. The subreddit, a community of 80k members, does exactly what it says on the tin. The photos are so heartwarming, you’ll think it’s summer again. Have a look at the very best ones below and don’t forget to upvote your fave pics (remember, an upvote is like gently booping these critters, even if it is through your screen).

We’ve got a huge soft spot for frogs and hummingbirds, but we can’t wait to find out which pictures you loved the most! 

Bored Panda reached out to 'Help Wildlife,' a British charity-run advice website dedicated to helping wildlife, to talk to them about critters in the wild and what we can do to protect them. "To avoid disturbing small animals when in nature, it's best to stick to established pathways where possible. If you see a nest or other animal habitat then only observe from a distance, never try to touch or interfere. If you have a dog friend walking with you, make sure they're kept under control and they're not allowed to disturb or harm wildlife," Sarah, from 'Help Wildlife,' told us.

#1

Tiny Baby Chameleons

Tiny Baby Chameleons

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Shea
Community Member
1 month ago

SO SMOL 😭💗 SO CUTE 😫💕

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#2

Those Smol Legs

Those Smol Legs

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

It literally seems like a tiny stone

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#3

This Is Actually A Flying Fox Species. A Northern Blossom Bat. Pixie Is A Subadult And 8g

This Is Actually A Flying Fox Species. A Northern Blossom Bat. Pixie Is A Subadult And 8g

Currently raised by our volunteers, she still needs a bit time before she will start to fly but getting more active now

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Hello, little fella. Don't worry, it's not you who is upside-down, it's the world.

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Sarah from 'Help Wildlife' confirmed to Bored Panda that traffic has "a very big impact" on wildlife of all sizes. "As well as the obvious accidents, roads also divide and reduce their natural territories," she said.

However, not all hope is lost. Some people take the time and energy to protect wildlife from traffic. "Some forward-thinking countries create wildlife crossings when building new roads these days which can be helpful. Otherwise, the best way to prevent the loss of life is to drive carefully, especially in areas with lots of wildlife or where there is undergrowth at the side of the road which animals may dart out from. If an animal comes into contact with your car then always stop and check on them and try to find them help," Sarah explained.

She noted that in the UK, you can check for wildlife rescues by following this link right here while in the US, you can use Animal Help Now.

#4

One Smol Dragon

One Smol Dragon

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

Dragon is a dragon!

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#5

Tiny Baby Hummingbird Drinking Nectar From A Raspberry

Tiny Baby Hummingbird Drinking Nectar From A Raspberry

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm gonna show you, you wasbewy.

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#6

A Western (Australian) Pygmy Possum

A Western (Australian) Pygmy Possum

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Mrs_ Possum
Community Member
1 month ago

Aaaaaawwwww!!! So adorable 😍😍

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The ‘Tiny Animals on Fingers’ project has been active on Reddit since September 12, 2013. They’ll be celebrating their 8th birthday very soon, so if you enjoy their content, we suggest that you pop in with a quick, “Hello, congratulations, I love what you do, could I have some cake?”

There’s a lot of psychology behind why we find some things cute. According to Dr. Sandra Pimentel, a psychologist at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York, it all ties into evolutionary biology. “If we think about evolution, our goal as a species is to survive and pass on our genes,” she argues.

#7

This Baby Starfish

This Baby Starfish

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
Community Member
1 month ago

Baby Patrick?

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#8

Baby Snapping Turtles Look Just Like Little Dinosaurs

Baby Snapping Turtles Look Just Like Little Dinosaurs

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

Cute! Hard to imagine that in a few short years it will be the size of a coffee table and able to snap your hand off at the wrist!

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#9

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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Miruku_Spilt
Community Member
1 month ago

nom

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“By finding things cute we’re more likely to want to take care of them and protect them. They’re more likely to get the attention of the adults around them, remind them, ‘Hey, take care of me. We’re helpless here,'” Pimentel explains.

Looking at cute things releases dopamine in our brains, making us feel happy. In other words, we’re rewarded for looking at all the various expressions of cuteness to be found in life. Including looking at tiny animals sitting on people’s fingers. Go on, keep scrolling, your brain will thank you for it. Besides, you know you need a small break from school/work/saving the world.

#10

Caterpillar Posing

Caterpillar Posing

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Ms.M.
Community Member
1 month ago

Needs a tiny hookah

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#11

Orphaned Baby Opossum I Am Raising

Orphaned Baby Opossum I Am Raising

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Luna W.
Community Member
1 month ago

He's so smol and cute..!

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#12

My Friend's New Baby Turtle

My Friend's New Baby Turtle

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Miruku_Spilt
Community Member
1 month ago

good morning beautiful <3

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What we tend to find cute boils down to a list of physical characteristics that have different proportions than those of adults. For instance, we’d find an animal or a baby cute because they have a big head relative to their body size. Furthermore, larger eyes, round cheeks, larger foreheads, smaller chins, and smaller noses also increase the level of cuteness.

As much as we might want to hold all the super cute animals that we can, we should be aware that getting involved with wildlife might not be the best option. It’s always best to admire wildlife from afar instead of getting up close and personal.

#13

The Tiniest Of Geckos

The Tiniest Of Geckos

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

I would be terrified of squishing him

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#14

This Super Adorable Bee

This Super Adorable Bee

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hyperunknown
Community Member
1 month ago

What do you call a bee who speaks too softly? A mumble-bee!

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#15

Pinky Finger

Pinky Finger

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Shea
Community Member
1 month ago

didn't even notice it until I seen the tail 🤦‍♀️🤓

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If you’re planning on feeding wild animals (whether teeny-tiny, large, or something in between), you ought to make sure that they don’t become dependent on human beings.

"Make sure it's something healthy, don't feed so much that they become dependent on people, always keeping in mind you won't be the only ones feeding them, and don't let them associate people with food. It's best for their survival that they remain independent and don't start approaching people for food," ‘Help Wildlife’ told Bored Panda during an earlier interview.

So go on, admire all those tiny critters. But don’t be sad if not all of them want to sit on your finger immediately.

#16

Even The Kraken Was Cute Once Upon A Time

Even The Kraken Was Cute Once Upon A Time

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

Chibi Cthulhu!

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#17

The Tinyness Of This Frog

The Tinyness Of This Frog

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Miruku_Spilt
Community Member
1 month ago

UR SO TINY WTH SO CUTE!!!!!

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#18

Tiny Snek

Tiny Snek

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

Heckin cute

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#19

My Lil' Starfish Buddy

My Lil' Starfish Buddy

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beastmachine.
Community Member
1 month ago

Just like those glitter stars from kindergarten

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#20

A Little Vietnamese Mossy Frog

A Little Vietnamese Mossy Frog

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like jewellery

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#21

Critically Endangered Baby Lemur Leaf Frog. Being A Wildlife Conservationist Is Tough, But This Little Face Is Why I Do What I Do

Critically Endangered Baby Lemur Leaf Frog. Being A Wildlife Conservationist Is Tough, But This Little Face Is Why I Do What I Do

HIsalamanda Report

Rhonda Gestos
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW!

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#22

Look What I Found

Look What I Found

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

That's an adult male Calliope Hummingbird, the smallest species in the western US! I hope he was feeling okay, because normally they spend most of their time fighting other hummingbirds, not sitting quietly in people's hands.

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#23

Tiniest Snek Excited For Boops

Tiniest Snek Excited For Boops

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

A finger, yay! Let me inject you with some of my nectar!

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#24

Tiny Sea Slugs

Tiny Sea Slugs

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

So cute. I always loved those "touch" pools at the aquarium when I was a kid.

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#25

A Very Small Cute Hamster

A Very Small Cute Hamster

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Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't squeeze to much! He will become HAMPTER!

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#26

Weekend Crab

Weekend Crab

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww

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#27

Much Tiny Boi

Much Tiny Boi

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Magpie Magoo
Community Member
1 month ago

Blawb!

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#28

We Give Green Tree Pythons A Big Thumbs Up

We Give Green Tree Pythons A Big Thumbs Up

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 month ago

Smol bananana

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#29

Two Tiny Newborn Feathertail Gliders

Two Tiny Newborn Feathertail Gliders

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Marie Stanford
Community Member
1 month ago

Welcome to the world!

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#30

A Very Tiny Baby Harvest Mouse

A Very Tiny Baby Harvest Mouse

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over it already
Community Member
1 month ago

Again, not a baby. Small, yes, and adorable, but adolescent at best.

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#31

Spotted Turtle And Spotted Frog, Clemmys Guttata And Ranitomeya Vanzolini

Spotted Turtle And Spotted Frog, Clemmys Guttata And Ranitomeya Vanzolini

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Alexia
Community Member
1 month ago

Brothers from different mothers

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#32

Baby Ashy Gecko Found In The Florida Keys

Baby Ashy Gecko Found In The Florida Keys

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful markings!

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#33

Brave Lil Grabbies

Brave Lil Grabbies

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
1 month ago

A sugar glider! One of Australia's more adorable creatures.

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#34

This Very Tiny Frog

This Very Tiny Frog

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

THOSE EYESSSSS 🥺 🥺 🥺 🥺 🥺

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#35

Look At You

Look At You

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

DJ Frogg

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#36

Here Is A Baby Horned Lizzard

Here Is A Baby Horned Lizzard

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Joe Dunn
Community Member
1 month ago

trying to look small and fierce, but just coming off small and adorable

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#37

Floyd

Floyd

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Paul Flipse
Community Member
1 month ago

Epic name for a chameleon.

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#38

Welcome To The World Little One

Welcome To The World Little One

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Mazer
Community Member
1 month ago

Happy eggshell cracking day

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#39

Found Two Baby Bats Rolling On My Deck This Morning. I Had Never Seen A Baby Bat Before, Thought Maybe Others Hadn't Either

Found Two Baby Bats Rolling On My Deck This Morning. I Had Never Seen A Baby Bat Before, Thought Maybe Others Hadn't Either

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no. You really should not handle bats without gloves or vaccinations

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#40

How About A Non-Furry Little Guy? This Dude Out With Me For A While In Hawaii

How About A Non-Furry Little Guy? This Dude Out With Me For A While In Hawaii

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Miruku_Spilt
Community Member
1 month ago

Umm, it wasn't me I swear!!

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#41

Teeny Baby Swordfish

Teeny Baby Swordfish

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

Put it back in the ocean, pal!

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#42

Little Ghost

Little Ghost

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks so alien!

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#43

A Tiny Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

A Tiny Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

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Bird Nerd
Community Member
1 month ago

giv dat boi some lily nectar

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#44

I've Never Seen A Baby Catfish In Here

I've Never Seen A Baby Catfish In Here

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

Kittenfish!

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#45

Baby Blue Tailed Skink I Found Under My Toolbox

Baby Blue Tailed Skink I Found Under My Toolbox

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Alexia
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, look at that vibrant blue tail

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#46

Fuzzy Little Moth

Fuzzy Little Moth

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Kinslee Hager
Community Member
1 month ago

FLOOF.

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#47

Little Baby Grasshopper Hanging Out

Little Baby Grasshopper Hanging Out

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Auntriarch
Community Member
1 month ago

Picking it's way carefully through the hairs on the skin

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#48

Say Hello To Bugmeat

Say Hello To Bugmeat

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ElenaK
Community Member
1 month ago

Those eyelashes!! Cuteness overload!

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#49

Tiny Baby Shrew I Found Today

Tiny Baby Shrew I Found Today

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Kira Okah
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like an adul sized shrew to me, and careful because some shrews are venomous.

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#50

Please Enjoy These 3 Babies

Please Enjoy These 3 Babies

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Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
1 month ago

anoles?

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