20 Adorable Rat Pictures Prove Rats Make The Cutest Little Pets

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Regardless of how you feel about rats right now, you are going to like them a whole lot more after looking at the adorable rat pictures on this list.

Rats are cute, sweet and make really great pets. Unfortunately, rats are plagued with a bad image problem. Most people associate rats with filth, and disease and don’t bat a lash when it comes to exterminating rats, or using rats as subjects in test labs. Sadly, rats have feelings, thoughts and every other trait we love about more popular animals, such as dogs and cats.

Rats are smart, they quickly learn tricks like roll over, are great at playing catch, and respond to their name just like a dog. They also spend the same amount of time grooming themselves as cats. As for cuddles, rats show plenty of affection to other rats and their favorite humans as well.

If you’re still feeling unsure about rats, I’ll let these 20 adorable rat pictures do the rest of the talking!

1. Hello, Meet My Teddy Bear…

This rat had me at ‘hello’! 

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2. Great Listener And Thinker

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3. Will Work For Chips

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4. This Adorable Rat Likes To Cuddle During Nap Time

Is it just me, or are rat fingernails surprisingly human-like…

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Photo Credit: Jessica Florence

5. Say It ‘Aint So!

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6. Rat Knit Sleeping Bag

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Photo Credit: Jeanette Svensson

7. Double The Snuggles

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Photo Credit: Jessica Florence

8. Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

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9. Book Lover

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Photo Credit: Jeanette Svensson

10. Spoiled Rodents

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11. Standing Up Tall

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12. Peeking Out From The Foliage While Playing In The Garden

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13. The Cutest Critter You’ve Ever Discovered In Your Tea

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14. A Palm Full Of Cuteness

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15. AWE!

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16. Singing In The Wind

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17. The Laid Back Rat

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Photo Credit: Jessica Florence

18. Are You Going To Read To Me Now?

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Photo Credit: Olga Seebart

19. Buds

Their tails come together in the shape of a heart <3…

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20. Time For My Night Cap… Goodnight Y’all!

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Photo Credit: Camila Marchetti

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