Reasons Why Rats Make Awesome Pets

Many people would not think of a rat first when they’re considering a domestic pet. Most lean toward cats and dogs. But what if you want a tiny buddy who is a great companion and can live in smaller spaces (like an apartment) with no problem? Look no farther…

1.They’re snuggly little critters. Just look at this lil guy napping in his pouch!

They're snuggly little critters. Just look at this lil guy napping in his pouch!

2.A group of rats is called a “mischief,” which only adds to their cuteness.

A group of rats is called a mischief , which only adds to their cuteness.

3.They’re super smart so it’s easy to teach them tricks.

They're super smart so it's easy to teach them tricks.

4.They’re kinda like really small dogs!

They're kinda like really small dogs!

5.They have remarkable posture, as demonstrated by this cutie.

They have remarkable posture, as demonstrated by this cutie.

6.Rats are super friendly…

Rats are super friendly...

7.…to everyone they meet!

...to everyone they meet!

8.They’re especially loyal and affectionate to their humans.

They're especially loyal and affectionate to their humans.

9.Rats are the most adorable little nibblers in the entire world.

Rats are the most adorable little nibblers in the entire world.

10.JUST LOOK AT HIS MAGNIFICENT EARS.

JUST LOOK AT HIS MAGNIFICENT EARS.

11.It is impossible to deny this little guy’s cuteness.

It is impossible to deny this little guy's cuteness.

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12.They’ll cozy up anywhere, especially if it’s on your shoulder or in your lap.

They'll cozy up anywhere, especially if it's on your shoulder or in your lap.

13. They’ll happily frolic around while wearing a tiny hat.

14.These baby rats in a teeny crib are possibly the cutest thing in the entire universe.

These baby rats in a teeny crib are possibly the cutest thing in the entire universe.

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15.They have the sweetest little faces, just check out this cutie!

They have the sweetest little faces, just check out this cutie!

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16.Their tails can be PRETTY ADORABLE.

Their tails can be PRETTY ADORABLE.

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17. Rats have the tiniest, most kissable paws!

18.They’re ALWAYS down for a cuddle session.

They're ALWAYS down for a cuddle session.

19.Don’t judge a rat by his reputation, because these cuties just want to be your best pal!

Don't judge a rat by his reputation, because these cuties just want to be your best pal!

Source: Buzzfeed

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