Woman rescues adorable baby rat and bonds with him like he’s a little puppy
These two really changed my stance on keeping rats as pets. This is one of the most adorable relationships between animals and a human I've ever seen.
Randy Aragon

It’s no secret that rats get a bad rap from humans, and the majority of the people you ask will probably tell you how much they hate rats.

What if we’re wrong?

What if, rats are actually just like dogs but a little smaller? That’s what this pet owner discovered when she brought home two pet rats that couldn’t be better pets’.

These two little guys are so adorable!

Meet Edgar and Fergus.

The two pet rats had hearts melting all over the internet when their owner sent a video of their story to Geo Beats Animals

The story for these three started back in February of 2021 when this pet owner adopted two pet rats because the small animals were most suitable for her life at the time.

What started as something convenient, quickly turned into a deep bond between owner and pets, a bond that had the internet going nuts with love.

Edgar and Fergus love cuddle time.

They’re just like the dogs we all love so much.

YouTube - GeoBeatsAnimals
YouTube - GeoBeatsAnimals

Not what you’d expect

We don’t typically think “cuddly” when it comes to rats, but that is exactly what they are, cuddly, playful animals, who thrive best with social interaction.

YouTube - GeoBeatsAnimals
YouTube - GeoBeatsAnimals

Out of the two, Fergus is the one who loves to cuddle constantly, whereas Edgar is pickier about his cuddle time and has to be in the mood.

The adorable rats are best friends.

And both are extremely smart

Honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of rats at the start of this article, but these two are so cute that I’m seriously rethinking my position.

I mean c’mon, they even know when they did something wrong and run from their parent like a pair of 5-year-old kids.

How cute is that?

YouTube - GeoBeatsAnimals
YouTube - GeoBeatsAnimals

Edgar and Fergus even know where the treats are kept in the kitchen, and when it’s time to eat, boy do they get excited.

They’re not dirty, either.

Another thing that surprised their owner, is how clean Edgar and Fergus actually are.

YouTube - GeaBeatsAnimals
YouTube - GeaBeatsAnimals

Many people are under the false assumption that rats are dirty animals, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

When talking about the cleanliness of rats, Peta wrote on their website:

“Mice and rats are fastidiously clean animals, grooming themselves several times a day. In fact, rats and mice are less likely than dogs or cats to catch and transmit parasites and viruses.”

No wonder these two rats are so close to their owner. They’re actually one of the most social and loving little species around

Also written on the Peta website is just how social and loving rats and mice are.

It blew my mind.

“Both mice and rats are also highly social animals. They become attached to each other, love their own families, and easily bond with their human guardians—returning as much affection as is given to them. Many rats will even “groom” a human companion’s hand and would appreciate a massage, a scratch behind the ears, or even a tickle in return.” Peta writes.

Throughout this article, you have witnessed someone turn from an anti-rat/mice person to someone who might actually consider getting a couple of pet rats.

Also, I don’t think I’ll be as alarmed next time I see a wild mouse or rat. Then again, I still won’t be going up to try and pet one.

See Edgar and Fergus’s endearing friendship in the video below!

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By Randy Aragon
Randy Aragon is a contributor at SBLY Media.