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21 Reasons Rats Actually Make Amazing Pets

Not all rats are subway rats.

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1. Rats are the best pets. Just look at this cute little furball:

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2. They’re the coziest critters ever:

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3. And did you know rats actually care a lot about democracy? Because they do:

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5. Rats also manage to be cute even while sleeping:

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6. They're playful and curious lil' creatures:

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7. Rats are the perfect pet to lovingly smoosh:

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8. They eat with tiny pink feet and it's certifiably adorable:

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9. They love to play games, such as tug-of-war:

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10. Rats can make anywhere their home:

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11. They're peaceful little angels:

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12. Rats have extremely boop-able faces:

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14. They are constantly seeking adventure:

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15. Rats are downright expressive:

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16. You can dress them up in tiny lil' clothes:

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18. They are easy to care for, so having more than one is totally manageable:

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19. Their eyes are pools of pure affection:

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20. They aren't all one color and actually have a variety of fur patterns:

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21. And finally, all they want in return is your love:

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