If you’re interested in some truly unique art, you might want to check out these paintings who are created by a group of highly unusual artists: rats!
Toogood’s Tiny Paws is an Etsy-based business which is run by Steph Toogood and focuses on rat art.
Toogood manages the store, but it’s her 12 rats who create the beautiful paintings that she sells through the store.
The idea to start producing rat art came to Toogood after one of her beloved rats died, and she created a small piece of art to remember him by, by taking a few pawprints from him.
Now, she and her furry little boys have fun creating art together, and the rats’ pawprint-art has been featured on tiny canvases, keychains, scrunchies and other objects.
And the business, which opened in April of last year, has been nothing short of a success; all pieces are currently sold out.
Toogood hopes that the incredible interest her store has generated will make more people aware of what wonderful pets rats make.
“I don’t want to use this page just for their art – I aim to promote the keeping of rats as pets and their welfare, as well as sharing what the boys get up to outside of painting,” Toogood told Bored Panda.
Check out the skilled little artists and their creations in the gallery below, and keep an eye on Etsy or Facebook if you’re interested in buying a piece for yourself once the store is restocked.