23 Surprising Sleeping Buddies That Will Melt Your Heart

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Thanks to these 23 unusual animal friendships, we already know that animals don’t have to be of the same feather to flock together. Still, some animal friendships are shocking, especially when they are caught sleeping side-by-side, cuddled up close.

Sleep is such a vulnerable state, you can’t fall asleep beside someone unless you trust him or her not to attack you, or eat you. These surprising sleeping buddies clearly trust their designated cuddle buddy, no matter how unexpected their napping pal may be.

1. Three Surprising Sleeping Buddies, A Dog, Cat And Fox

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2. Kitty Loves Sleeping Under Dog’s Ears

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3. Cat Takes A Nap With Warm Little Ducklings

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4. Cat And Guinea Pig

Even the guinea pig looks surprised over this cuddly kitten’s new favorite place to nap.

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5. Cat And The Rat

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6. Big Bunny And Little Piglet

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7. Dog Counts Sheep Among His Personal Pack

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8. Instead Of Sitting On Eggs, This Chick Sits On Her Favorite Sleeping Puppy

Baby chick be like, “Hey, Ma! I’m Over Here…”

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9. Kitty And Bunny Rabbit

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10. Tiger And Dog

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11. Cat And Deer

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12. Lovebird And Lovely Cat

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13. Tiny Kitten And Ferret

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14. Capybara, Geese And Turtle

Talk about an animal party…where was my invite?!

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15. Dog And Kid

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16. Cat Hugging Pet Rat

With nearly identical markings these two surprising sleeping buddies look almost like twins…

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17. Baby Chick And Bunny

The perfect Easter pair, I won’t be surprised if I see these two on a Hallmark card someday.

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18. These Two Are Real Close

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19. Cat And Parakeet Are Both Sound Asleep

This cat never learned how to chase birds, just befriend them!

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20. Dog And Cat

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21. Meerkat And Lion Cub

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22. Cat And Her Favorite Ferrets

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23. Monkey And Dog

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Next Up: 15 Unusual Animal Friendships That Will Melt Your Heart