Animals·Posted on Oct 1, 201417 Facts That Will Make You Love Rats Even MoreJust goes to show that they're the greatest pets ever.by Kaelin TullyBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. When rats are happy or playing, they let out a cheerful sound that is similar to laughter. karasratworld.tumblr.com 2. Rats don't have great eyesight so they rely on their adorable whiskers to interpret their surroundings. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 3. They're really clean animals--cleaner than cats! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 4. Their tails give them a great sense of balance, which makes them amazing climbers. karasratworld.tumblr.com 5. They're excellent snackers and their diet should consist of a good amount of fruits and veggies. Facebook: martymousetherat 6. They can even have a little bit of chocolate, as long as it's in moderation! Facebook: martymousetherat 7. Rats are little adventurers and they were one of the first animals to make the trip to outer space. Facebook: martymousetherat 8. Rats are pretty great swimmers, and most of them really enjoy it! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 9. They're SUPER social, so it's best to have more than one rat! karasratworld.tumblr.com 10. Giant Africa rats are trained to detect deadly landmines. They're larger than pet rats, but small enough that they don't set off the landmines while searching for them. karasratworld.tumblr.com 11. They're smart little critters. They'll learn their name and you can even teach them tricks! Facebook: martymousetherat 12. Rats are snuggly little buggers that love hanging out on your shoulder... i.imgur.com 13. ...or hiding in your hair! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 14. Rats are stupendous nappers and they spend about 76 percent of daylight hours sleeping. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 15. Dumbo rats are a special breed that has HUGE, adorable ears! karasratworld.tumblr.com 16. They're tiny little creatures with big personalities, kinda like pocket-sized puppies! karasratworld.tumblr.com 17. Most of all, they're smart, sweet little cuties who love to form a bond with their human. karasratworld.tumblr.com If you're looking for a furry rat friend, check out your local rescue or Petfinder.