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15 Rats So Cute They’ll Have You Squealing!

a two-photo collage. the first is of a rat holding out its paw to touch a finger on a human’s hand. the second is of a rat in a dragon costume. he's standing on a counter.

When you think of the ideal pet, you probably ponder a well-mannered cat, a loyal dog, or perhaps even a sassy parrot. But have you ever thought about a sweet little… rat?

One Twitter account simply called “Rats” is dedicated to posting pictures of the cutest pet rats they can find, and they’re guaranteed to turn even the coldest, rat-loathing heart. We’ve collected our 15 favorites here for you to enjoy. And who knows, maybe you’ll gain a new favorite animal!


2. Not only does this rat have a hat, is has a whole chic outfit!

3. Is anyone feeling tacos tonight?

4. Hey… wait a minute… is that a rat or a mouse?

5. A-tisket, a-tasket, two rats in a basket!🎶

6. That’s practically the cutest baby we’ve ever laid our eyes on!

7. “Excuse me, waiter, there seems to be a rat hair in my sandwich.”

8. This is all the proof we need that rats are the most perfect pets.

9. That’s one very long rat!

10. These rats are so tiny we’re going to cry.

11. This is possibly the least scary dragon we’ve ever seen.

12. “The Creation Of Adam” has nothing on this photo!

13. Time to make like a banana and split!

14. That’s precisely the perfect place to keep your rat.

15. You might say they’re a… pack rat!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this exquisite collection of rats! Aren’t they the absolute cutest critters ever?

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