45 Animal Snapchats That Remind Us Cats And Dogs Aren’t The Only Pets Worth Photographing
Whether you are obsessed with animals or fear them, these candid photos will make you appreciate all of nature’s creatures. Just like us, pets (both those purposefully and accidentally adopted) have their own quirky personalities, and they provide us endless entertainment along with companionship. When we’re down and need attention, or just want a good laugh, they are there to fulfill that role. Over 90 million families own a pet in the US alone, and we can imagine most of them are cats or dogs, or both. But we wanted to give a shoutout to the other animals who have made their way into our hearts. These pictures will make you laugh and remind you that there are other creatures who can make amazing and adorable (and sometimes ridiculous and sassy) life companions.
My best friend, Bessie
This lovely cow has the heart and politeness of a human. Its absolute trust and love for the person is very clear in this photo and it makes our hearts swell like the Grinch’s at the end of the film.
The cow’s coat is beautiful in the dappled sunlight. This is a moment of bliss that only a fortunate few are awarded. We knew we liked cows before, but the beauty of this animal just makes us want to cuddle it more.
The Real GOAT
This goat has real swag. We could try for hours and never get a snap as good as this. Those shades, the pose – it is all so on point, we have to call this little the guy the real GOAT. You know, Greatest Of All Time.
The caption is relatable to every. We have all had moments of bonding with our pets, and sometimes we feel like we know what is going on in their minds. This happy goat owner knows exactly how cool this kid is.
The first question is, why do they look so smug? They’re having the time of their lives. We all know that goats and pigs alike will eat almost anything, so we wonder how their owner felt about them hanging out in the planter.
But how in the world could anyone say no to those two adorable, innocent faces? If it were us, we’d relinquish our planter – and anything else for that matter – to see that baby pig smile like that every single day.
Baby Chicks Need Some Love
You have to imagine how cold and scary the world must seem to newborn animals (well, and humans too). They were snug and warm in their shells and then all of a sudden – poof. They are pushed out into the wide world.
The owner was very sympathetic to the tiny babies, and let them warm themselves on his mug of tea. These are the kinds of people that keep the earth turning. This tiny act of kindness made these chicks feel safe and secure.
Praise Thy Hamster
The song “Take Me To Church” doesn’t describe this photo enough. The hamsters’ little friends are watching attentively. Either it’s a meeting to go over the group’s participation or a Bible study sesh that just got too emotional. This heart-felt hamster let it all out.
We need to attend this church or meeting right away. With his arms wide open, he is inviting us into a journey and speech he wants everyone to hear, and we are all for it. Ready to be blessed and healed by his words.
Little Fruity Bird
This bird has the most beautiful feathers ever to be seen. Whether you think it’s a walking watermelon or strawberry, the colors are perfectly crafted. His little eyes look up at you and you can tell he knows how beautiful he is.
We all needed to see this bird and bask in its beauty. This funny caption with the perfectly captured bird makes for a beautiful moment. We will cherish this photo and wish to be as beautiful as this little creature is.
Owling to Hogwarts
Harry Potter. That movie had us all wanting to buy an owl and teach it to fetch our mail. A creative way to get people to become obsessed with owls and the world of magic. This little owl seems pleased to do his duty as a witch’s assistant.
He has been waiting for his day to come, to be one of the pets of Hogwarts. The smile on his face knowing his first mail order is on the way is infectious. We should all be this happy to do what we love. Hopefully, he will let us know how his trip to the wizarding world went.
Pups Day Off
This dog is living our day off dream. Only enough of his is sticking out to be able to reach the snacks.. There is nothing better than feeling than sitting at home doing the bare minimum. We can almost see a smile on his little face.
This rat has a better setup than half of us. He gets the best of both worlds; call him Hannah Montana. Or Miley; you decide. We can’t move on without pointing out he’s watching Ratatouille. Can we say he made the best of the moment? The answer is yes.
Listen, before seeing this babay, we found ostriches a bit intimidating. But its face looks serene and sweet, and we have changed our minds. He will one day be a big boi, but he will be with this human’s and will make the best pet they could ask for.
We see that he loves the feeling of the fluffy carpet on his little feet. Because we had never had one of our own, we were very curious about the sounds it makes. Do they quack like ducks? To Google we went. Turns out, they boom and hiss. Interesting.
Honestly, this duck is too cute to even laugh at. he is trying so hard to blend in with the group. He has the perfect amount of leg lift and head tilt to keep his identity a secret. This must be day thirty and no one has noticed.
No worries, duck; we will keep your secret, but we can’t help but laugh at the confusion this duck is going through. And the flamingos pay no attention to the “outsider.” They’re chill with it. It’s already part of the gang
This little guy looks happy as a clam, and boy, do we feel the joy radiating from this photo. He played his cards well, and it paid off with a huge hug. Most of us are suckers for sheep, especially lambs, and this woman is no exception.
Though this probably took place at a petting zoo, and we could easily find the ned of the story, we like to imagine this lamb was adopted by the lady and they are living happily ever after on a farm somewhere.
Do you have time to talk, sir?
We are all disappointed that we didn’t get the invite. Community matters, people, we should all be involved. Some of us need to take more initiative like this buck, who went straight to his new neighbors to say hello.
Honestly, we should be super curious about this conversation and why they elected a deer as the head of the neighborhood welcoming committee. Jokes aside, what is going on here? It seems like he has something super important to say; we want to be a fly on the wall for this.
Baby Giraffe Cuteness
Here we have a reminder why we loved going to the zoo as kids. Heck, we still love it, and a huge reason is because of the giraffes. The second we saw this babay, we started smiling and we honestly have not stopped.
Is this what they call love at first sight? Our hearts and stomachs are all aflutter. We would do anything for this little one. Maybe it is time for a career change. Is it possible to work as a zookeeper but only hang out with the baby giraffes?
This raccoon is so cute and ready to start the festive season off right. By lounging on the railing and watching its human do human things. He is perfectly laid out with his arms propped up, laying in a classy pose.
He is watching something the way your significant other watches you while you sleep. He knows he has the best spot in the yard and has been in that spot before. We all deserve the attention this raccoon is giving that best friend.
Slither My Life Away
This lizard is going through it. Isn’t sure if it should last another day or stay in this position until the end of time. The body is battling the mind about whether they should move and if life deserves more chances.
We have all been there; let’s laugh at the way we can relate to this moment. Sliding off your bed in that final dramatic moment of the “Its Over” phase is top tier. This little guy deserves to know he’s not alone.
Ready to Rumble
This looks like the beginning of every round of Street Fighter. How dare you threaten him with like that; he can smell the disrespect from there. The person who took the picture was probably just as surprised as his owl.
Who knew these two were arch enemies? Maybe it is just this particular owl. It could similar to the phenomenon where cats freak out over cucumbers. Whatever the reason, this bird looks ready to fly the coop or start a fight.
Prettier than You
Well, we knew it was true. We’d seen it before. Some animals are simply more photogenic than we could ever hope to be. They don’t even have to try! they just have to exist! Did this cutie spend three hours on makeup? Nope.
We are overjoyed that someone captured this precious moment of a bunny licking a window. We know, when we say it like that it sounds lame, but just look at it! We would guess he knows exactly how cute he is.
With any pets, you can expect to keep your home full of love, joy, and excitement. They make us feel whole and needed. Playing with them can make a terrible, no good, very bad day into an amazing, perfect, sunshine-filled one.
Goats will have fun playing with anything, and eat anything. And one thing that makes kids on the top of our “if we ever had a farm, these are the animals we want” list is their expressions. This guy looks ecstatic!
Can’t tell if this one has us laughing because of the hilarious caption or staring in bewilderment because it looks like a giraffe lives in this person’s backyard. But imagine for a second that you had to explain to your boss why you were late (again).
When we see a beautiful animal, we feel a bond or instant love for it. Sometimes we even feel like we can communicate with them the instant we meet, and know what they’re saying. And this giraffe is saying, “I ain’t moving. Go around.”
Fur On Point
Here we go again with creatures looking more beautiful than we did at our weddings. Sometimes, nature proves to us that she can do it better, and does. The honey-colored eyes and pure white fur – just wow! This is a perfect shot.
We do wish foxes made better pets, but they truly belong in the wild. But look at how majestic this creature is when sitting in the grass and leaves. It was perfectly content and probably sleeping before the photo op began.
Thank for the snack
If ever there was an animal version of a sweet-toothed toddler, here it is. The face he is making looks to us that he is saying, “you gave store-bought cupcakes to Barbara for her birthday? I expected more of all of you. And yes, I’ll take a second.”
His claws are covered in the frosting, but we are too busy obsessing over his boop-able pink nose. If we had a lunch buddy, we would also share our food with him. He does look like a critic, but it takes all types.
Irritated To The Max
This gecko has a major attitude and has no issue turning his back and expressing himself. The legs may be sprawled apart and holding on with the last bit of muscle, but the finger means business. Finger in the sky, standing up high, this gecko will not back down.
We wonder what this owner did to upset their pet. Regardless, this gecko is not having, feeling, or seeing it. We should all take a stand and support our fellow gecko in his moment of self-realization. He is not happy, and we are living for the photo. What a mood.
Chubby Yet Cute
This little bird is so cute. It’s thick and loving its life. Our eyes go directly to the slight smile its beak is making. Then you get to the caption, and the laughter begins. We can all relate to the thighs expanding when you sit down.
The moment you sit, you take up the whole seat without realizing. The bird is all happiness, and loves its body. All sizes matter, even when it comes to pets. This is the face of self-love, and we should all follow its footsteps – or wingbeats.
We are screaming for this man who found his long-lost brother while adventuring in the Amazon. They both look so satisfied and so perfectly right posing together that no one could deny the kinship between them. The sloth looks victorious.
He must have been searching for his bro for a long time. Sloths travel slow, so good thing his human sibling can travel a little faster and was able to speed up the family reunion by a few decades. It probably took the sloth half a day to climb up for this photo. Worth it!
New Found Bird
A hummingbird we have all seen. Owls, maybe. We’ve definitely heard them. And sure, we’ve definitely seen some ducks in our time but not on our doorstep at dinnertime. We probably would have invited him in and offered him the crusts.
If we would have to guess, this duck was looking for some food and even brought along a leaf as his contribution to the pizza everyone was waiting for. Or, it could be he was hoping for – wait for it – cheese and quackers!
I’m sure they would prefer the leather boots, but these red-bottom boots will do. We’re sure this person was super shocked to see this snake rocking these shoes. Not something we see every day when we get ready to leave.
Poor snake just wanted to feel pretty and wear something nice. The eye contact this snake is giving us is a warning. A warning of attack if you try to remove this fabulous shoe from its tale. At this point, he can keep it; looks better on him.
The moment you meet the one, true love of your life, you vow to never let them go. You go all Leo and Kate on the Titanic, flying through the breeze without a care in the world. It’s just beautiful.
And even better than a movie is the love between this bearded dragon and its toy. Have you ever seen a more blissful expression on a lizard? On anything or anyone? We thought not. Move over, Allie and Noah, Jack and Rose, these are our new romance goals.
Feeding The Baby
This lady has pure dedication, and we are standing in the back impressed with her work. This replica she made or had made is too perfect for words. And the squirrels are loving her for it while we laugh with delight.
You would never have to fear feeding them and getting attacked, though with the distance between the squirrel and the person, we assume safety was already out the door. At that point, she could just put a leash on it and take the thing home.
This raccoon is clinging to this human like toddlers do. He is desperate for attention, and we think he deserves it and should receive it without delay. His little smile shows the lengths he will go for his beloved human.
No matter the animal, they wait for you to come home as if they are counting each and every second. Funny way to capture this idea, but it’s adorable to see the connection this raccoon has built with this person.
Let Me Out
Whoever decided it was a great idea to invent a squirrel-proof bird feeder did not know much about the tenacity of this animal. They will go to any lengths necessary for their food, as would we all. And bird seed is just too tempting.
But the whole useless invention thing aside, this guy is now stuck in there. Know squirrel ingenuity, it won’t last long, and he’ll be free soon, but it almost looks like he is asking the person behind the camera for a little help.
This squirrel is a whole mood and living the life we all want. Eating a whole pizza alone; how can that go wrong? This is hands down the best meal he has had all day, and we all know that feeling.
His decision to eat it right there instead of taking it back with him shows how angry he is, and that he has no intention of sharing. Pizza isn’t meant for sharing; it is intended for eating it all in one sitting, and he is doing it right.
Motherhood isn’t all it was cracked up to be for this hedgehog. Imagine having seven babies at once! The one consolation is that they are the cutest things. You might be wondering what the recipe might be, and we think we know.
For hedgehog muffins, all you need is one cup of adorable, seven portions of sharp cuteness, and as many dashes of aww as you want. Look at the one on the bottom right – now he is a good muffin.
When your boyfriend is super into those internet challenges that you’re just over it. Until he decides to participate in this one. The Cheerio challenge has been well-documented, but we are here to tell you we have found a winner.
The caption is perfect for this moment. But not only was the challenge accepted, it was won without contest. His smiling face brings us so much joy it should be illegal. This cutie is so obviously very proud of himself.
This little duiker wanted to share its snacks with our photographer while they were hanging out in the forest. We would be thrilled to bits if a baby antelope came up to us for any reason. She melts our hearts!
Moments like this help us remember that even when things are tough, at least somewhere out there, cute animals are roaming about living their best lives and eating their snacks with a joy and relish that is inspiring to us all.
The definition of the saying “Good Boy” finally has some factual evidence. This kid does not care about our silly human research, though, and will continue whatever shenanigans its little heart desires to get into. He got himself into quite the predicament here.
We can’t see the expression on his face, but if we could, we imagine it would be one of fierce determination. Or perhaps panic. But we like to think that this little guy is the feistiest of them all and regrets nothing.
Shades Of Beards
We love the diversity in this photo. The dragons are all lined up and showing off their beautiful beards of different shades and sizes. The red one is looking over to make sure he is in the frame. And you can see each stereotype of a friend group in this photo.
We must discuss how cute they are. Whether you like them or not, they are unique and beautiful creatures. How this man was able to balance all four, get them to sit still, and take a picture is beyond us. We can’t even get four drunk friends to sit still.
This little bird is ready for his line dancing class later. He has us hating on his hat and his perfect pose. We’d better watch out; he may just out dance us. The fact that his human was able to get the hat on is impressive.
Trust was built between the bird and the owner to make this happen. We would not try this with a random bird on the street. Please don’t try to put a hat on a seagull later; we know that won’t turn out well.
They Fixed it
This little hamster paid no mind to his injury. His human made sure it was checked out and fixed up before he could say, “ouch.” We will say he looks a little sad. It’s probably he probably can’t scamper around the way he would like.
This cute creature looks like he is waiting patiently for his leg to get back into tip-top shape. We bet he misses the happy and carefree days of running in his wheel. Praying for a quick recovery for him and his little foot.
Let me in
Many of us had probably never once considered how nosy and curious groundhogs could be. We wonder if this guy is related to the Gordon Ramsey we met earlier eating a cupcake. This one looks like he is on a mission.
A mission to get in the house, that is. His face is definitely disgruntled. All we can say is, get that bird feeder refilled fast, or else. Or else what, you ask? Well, would you really want to find out? Just feed the poor fellow.
Which One Are You?
There are always two types of horses (or people). We are living for this photo and the expressions of these majestic animals. The one who shoved his face between the bars to make sure he makes it into the photo and the other not caring about anything.
Which horse are you? The wide eyes and “I’m ready for my closeup!” expression had us laughing a little too hard. The resting “I don’t care” face is equally relatable. These two horses give us the two prototypes for these kinds of candid captures.
Bambi, Is That You?
We would not even laugh at this picture, except that it seems like the person is standing on something to stay far away from the deer. This little guy seems lost but is ready to start a new life at this person’s home.
A new life with his human friends. He knew he smelled something cooking and had to see if the party was an open invite. We are letting him in with no questions asked. You’ll find us hand-feeding this little guy at the next cookout.
We have proof that cats and dogs are not the best pets. That is not to say they don’t also deserve love. We’re just saying that their position is now tied. We’ve seen so many adorable animals that we are seriously thinking it’s time to get a farm.
This person is so excited about her new friend, an adorable quokka. We can all tell how much this guy loves being in the spotlight. And if we are not mistaken, it looks like the photographer might have offered this guy something in return for his perfect pose.
Just Here For Safety
This little guy was trying to protect himself from the tide and ended up in a house he’s never seen before. He didn’t seem to mind; his focus was on watching the tide so he could get back to his water life.
Propped up on the seat, he didn’t mean any trouble, and how could we judge him. The person seems unfazed by the sight and captures this picture as if it was their child eating breakfast. But we are so happy we got to see the results; it’s adorable at the least.
This buck is here to show his exuberance for life and all it has to offer us. He wants to tell us of this wonderful gift he was given by his human friend, the most delicious and glorious apple.
Even though another juicy apple is there in the wings for him, he is focused on the moment. he has been practicing mindfulness and might have just found nirvana. Happiness simply oozes out of this photo, and we are smiling so much it hurts.
New York Feeders
New York Squirrels are ruthless and will go to any length for a meal. This little guy is looking for leftovers, and this man is just trying to enjoy his lunch. Don’t worry, sir, your trash will not go to waste here.
The squirrel is patient but ready for the food to the point of demanding. His little devious smile tells us all we need to know. He smells something good, and he will get a nibble if it’s the last thing he does.