19 Ways Jerboas Will Instantly Win Your Heart

Tiny, mighty, and insanely cute — what’s not to love?

1. OMG, is this not the most adorable creature you’ve ever seen?

If that smile doesn’t melt your heart, then there’s simply no hope for you.

2. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about having big feet, just remind yourself that the jerboa does too.

3. Same goes for short people. Jerboas are proof that being tiny is amazing.

Their height ranges from 2 to 6 inches.

4. These cuties stay mobile by jumping everywhere they go.

Jerboas belong to the Dipodinae, aka “jumping rodent” family.

5. Oh, in case you thought they couldn’t be any cuter, there are pygmies as well.

Out of the 33 species of jerboa, six are pygmy.

6. Just like you, these little guys love to stay up late.

Jerboas are nocturnal, and they stay underground for most of the day.

7. They are quite possibly the cutest runners of all time.

Their long legs help them run up to 16 mph.

8. Be still my heart.

Jerboas get all of the hydration they need from food, so they don’t drink water.

9. Their big ears actually help keep them cool.

But they also use their ears to track down insects.

10. Don’t let their size fool you — these little babes are mighty.

Found from Asia to Africa, jerboas make their homes in deserts, battling extreme weather conditions.

11. Try not to giggle — I dare you.

12. You’ve got to be kidding me. They’re too precious.

13. Did you know they can live up to six years?

14. They are the sweetest babies ever to have existed.

Jerboas breed two to three times each year, which means the cuteness never stops.

15. In case you were wondering, their tails are usually longer than their whole bodies.

And they help with stability.

16. They tend to be homebodies.

Jerboas value their alone time, and they generally isolate themselves from others.

17. This is what snuggle heaven looks like.

18. His tail is in his food. I literally cannot handle myself.

19. Need all of the jerboas. Now.

Sorry responsibilities, watching this video on repeat is now a top priority.

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