Rat Dream Meanings and Interpretations

Updated on June 6, 2019
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Dreaming About Rats

People commonly dream about rats. Rats can represent a variety of different things in our waking lives, depending upon the scenario of your dream. Each dream situation, with its accompanying emotion, can give insight into your subconsciousness.

Determining the meaning for your dream is not a simple task. It will require that you dig deeper into the circumstances of your dream and draw connections to your waking life. For example, did you dream about chasing a rat or did a rat bite you? In your dream, were you afraid of the rat, or was it helping you in some way? Your answers to these questions will help you determine your dream's meaning.

In this article, we will discuss rat dreams and symbolism. We will also review rat dream meanings and hopefully guide you in the right direction, so you are able to determine what your rat dream means to you.

What Do Rat Dreams Represent?

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Your dream's meaning might depend on how you view the rat in your waking life. How do rats make you feel? Do they terrify you or do you think they're cute? Many view rodents as nuisances or pests. Some people fear rats while others just hate them and still, others have them as pets, so you'll want to consider your own feelings about rats when interpreting your dream.

Other things to consider: A rat might also represent a snitch or a thief (a "dirty rat"). Rats carry a variety of diseases (the Black Death is widely believed to have been an outbreak of bubonic plague spread by fleas that lived on rats). However, rats are also survivors that seem to thrive in harsh conditions.

If you see a rat, how does it make you feel? Each one of your answers to these questions can help in interpreting your dream about rats.

Rat Dream Meanings and Scenarios

For centuries, the rat has existed all over the world. It is an animal that is known and recognized everywhere, and it means different things in different cultures. As a symbol, the rat might represent a variety of different meanings, depending on your cultural interpretation.

Rat dreams often represent negative emotions and situations. However, some rat dreams may actually represent positive things in your life. Since rats are widely interpreted, your rat dream meaning can widely vary.

  • Biting, chewing, or gnawing rats: You rat dream may suggest someone or something is consuming or nibbling away at you. This might relate to anyone or anything that is bothering or "eating" you in your waking life. On the other hand, if you are bitten by a rat in your dream, it might be a warning that you should beware of your surroundings. This type of rat dream can symbolize that someone is out to get you or may suggest that someone close to you will betray you. It could be any meaningful person in your life, but it is possible that it may be someone that you don't know. In this rat dream, you are the target.
  • The "dirty rat," snitch, or informant: Dreaming about rats can also point to unethical behavior on your part or the part of another. It is possible that your rat dream is portraying traitorous behavior, a betrayal, or deceit in your waking life. A rat is often described as a thief or someone who can't be trusted. Your rat dream might be a warning that someone is trying to betray you or might represent your fear of being betrayed. You may want to keep your eyes peeled. On the other hand, your rat dream may be suggesting that you are the one that can't be trusted.
  • A dead rat: If you see a dead rat in your dream, this might symbolize that your emotions may be compromised. This type of rat dream points to uncontrolled emotions of fears about a certain situation in your waking life. Dreaming about dead rats may also represent the ending of something in your life, such as a friendship, relationship, job, or a phase of life. On the other hand, if you kill a rat in your dream, this may symbolize that you will be victorious over your enemies. If there is a person that has betrayed you, you will have the last say. This rat dream may point to a former friend or someone close to you. However, it may also point to a certain situation or circumstance in your life.
  • Chasing (or being chased by) a rat: This may mean that disputes will bring you down. This dream can refer to disputes about anything. Your rat dream is warning you to keep your guard up. This is a classic sign of betrayal by someone close to you. Remember, the rat can be a symbol of disloyalty, deceit, treachery, guilt, envy, helplessness, and doubt. Your dream about chasing or being chased by a rat could point to any one of these emotions.

More Rat Dream Interpretations

A dream of a rat in a cage might reflect your waking feelings.
A dream of a rat in a cage might reflect your waking feelings. | Source
  • If you are able, it is important to try to remember every aspect of your rat dream. Try to remember how you felt when you saw the rat. Were you happy, sad, anxious, fearful, or terrified? The emotion you felt in your dream can give you a clue to what the dream represents.
  • Dreaming about rats can also symbolize sickness, illness, or disease. In many cases, you or someone you know might have an illness. This dream isn't a prediction of the future, but rather a reflection of present fears.
  • The color of the rat in your dream might be meaningful. If it was a white rat, this might symbolize overcoming trying times: You will go through trying situations, but you will prevail. If you dream about a black rat, this may suggest that you will be deceived and that betrayal is upon you. (On the other hand, some cultures believe that the black rat is a sign for good luck in love and marriage.) If you dreamed about a brown rat, this might represent illness or treachery. Examine your associations of the color of the rat to decipher the meaning of the dream.
  • Rat dreams can also suggest that we are fearful of not being accepted. Just like the detested rat, you may be fearful that you will be outcast. We all want to feel love and feel that we belong and if we don't, this can trigger bad dreams.
  • Dreaming about rats can simply represent your fear of rats. If rats terrify you or if you saw one recently, your dream may have been brought on by that fear. Rat dreams can also suggest the aspects of ourselves that we don't like. Your rat dream may point to things you don't like about yourself—your attitude, appearance, or bad habits, for example.
  • It is equally important to remember other symbols and elements that you saw in your dream. These symbols and elements can change the meaning of your dreams. They may suggest other meanings or possibly nothing at all.
  • Remember, not all rat dreams are negative. Rat dreams may also represent perseverance through trying times. Life can throw a lot at you at any given time. The rat knows this. Your rat dream may be a sign to hang in there. Keep trying—don't give up. In the end, you will be successful.

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      Dreamer-888 

      8 days ago

      I had a dream I had the cutest little pet rat fully clothed wearing a fluffy coat with a tied belt and everything. He was walking around with me on my shoulder. We were boarding a plane and walking towards the front of the line faster than the rest of our companions because we were cutting infront of them by skipping over their legs. I had great manipulation over my pet rat. Then suddenly, he jumped off my shoulder and made his own way ahead of me, he ran ahead faster than I could go. I felt a little betrayed, but I allowed myself to let him go without causing a big drama. The key here is I learned to let it go.

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      Laura 

      8 days ago

      I dreamt i was in the front room and this large odd looking animal which i knew in my dream was a rat because i was hiding was running around and it was brown with hair all over it. Somebody (a man) and not too sure who exactly caught the rat and that was the end of the dream.

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      maela 

      8 days ago

      i saw a black talking rat playing with me he was so cute when i was trying to leave him he was not leting me go.

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      Lissett 

      12 days ago

      I dream about a big gray rat. I was trying to keep it away from me. I was afraid of it.

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      Fais 

      2 weeks ago

      I dreamed about a rat trying to reach for my face and I was so scared and it bit my left hand and I was fighting to get it off me and the Color of the rat was black and it was really big rat

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      Michelle 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi this is the first time i dream about rat two big black rat bit me on my feet. And it had other ppl with but it bit me how ironical....strange to me i went looking for the nurse in my dream knowing i got a rabies shot from her. But i had to receive my last one so i just wanted to make sure of my situation

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      David blair 

      4 weeks ago

      I looked to this post because I have been subjected to mice, in three of my dwellings. I have not experienced this in 30 years. I have used remedies to rid them; but, they keep coming back. EVERYwhere I go...I am beginning to think this is a message of some kind; but, cannot find anything except the significance of them in DREAMS. These are not dreams, this is reality. WHAT is the message this nonstop occurrence for almost a year is telling me. Two different side of the country. California and Louisiana. I do not understand it.

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      Esther 

      6 weeks ago

      I have been having regular dreams about rats

      I love rats I used to keep them as pets but 20 years ago

      In the dream they are happy healthy and pregnant

      I’m making sure I feed them properly

      Last night I had a pregnant one again huge brown one

      I was a little concerned about the amount of babies that kept appearing .. slightly worried about germs in the house hit also ecstatic at the furry creatures

      Sone of the babies seemed half cat half rat

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      Me101 

      7 weeks ago

      I was chasing and catching rats, but couldn't catch them. One was black and white.

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      Je 

      7 weeks ago

      I dream that I catch the rat

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      Halley 

      8 weeks ago

      Reoccurring dream that I have pet rats in a cage but I forget to feed them and when I come back they are all starving. Some have died and others are eating their corpses or are gnawing on their own tails. I pour food through the top of the cage but I know they will all eventually die painful deaths. I am afraid to let them go but I also hate myself for hurting them so I try to forget about them but I can’t. I get anxious every time and I wish this dream would go away. I don’t know if it means anything.

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      Lena 

      2 months ago

      My dream was a little rat jump to may arms then I automatically smash it and I kill it. I saw the organ on the floors. That moment I got happy with little guilty to say Im sorry! I kill it?

      Then I saw my friend restrain the rat a but she bitten to her fingers. I saw it a drop of blood on her hands. What I gonna do in real life? Did I need to warn her?

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      Eloisa Batista 

      2 months ago

      I dream that my adult daughter was face down unresponsive. The rat was biting her face and i was trying to kill the rat and wake her up.

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      Sumathi 

      2 months ago

      Dream a lot rat dead in house

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      james 

      2 months ago

      Dreaming about a big brown Rat beside me looking into my face, but then I wake up ! Suggestions?

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      Malou 

      2 months ago

      I dreamed that I was bitten hard by a rat in my hand, then my cousin came with a scissor and cut the rat in half and through it away hardly.

      And just now what's written here showed in not a planned circumstances..And this rat been named.

      This thing happened taught me not to be too much kind and understanding because at the end of the day, if u can't give them anymore they will put you in the bad image..

      But I do believed in karma.

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      Bea 

      2 months ago

      My dream was about a talking rat who I believed was my friend. Lying in bed (in the dream) he climbed on top of me and starting talking to me and as he was talking pushing into my chest and I couldn't move. I told him to stop but he pushed harder.

      I was actually quite a frightening dream!

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      Justin 

      2 months ago

      I dream of rats because I am surrounded by a bunch of snitches and dishonest backstabbing vultures. I dream of dozens of them chasing me and attacking me and I just keep fighting and killing them all... Stomping on, jumping on them, and tearing them rat bastards apart...

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      Margaret's 

      2 months ago

      I dreamn't I moved house and there was

      rats under rubbish in the back porch

      Some where dead and some where running back and forth

      When I stopped and looked they didn't look like rats

      they where trying to get into the house.

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      Rita 

      2 months ago

      Just got up now with severe indigestion pain as in my hernia. However i had tjis awakening dream begore tjis

      Something with a hairy tale sticking out of my right ear. There was not any pain. It was just there. I tried to pull it out but it seemed stuck.

      I went to a Doctor. He gave to two tablets before removal. As i wanted to get onto the table the rat came out. Rolled over and it was cute. Did not run away.

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      Joy 

      3 months ago

      In my waking life, I feel disgusted with rats but my dream, surprisingly says otherwise. In my dream, there are two cute rats one with white and brown spots, and another w/ white fur. At first, I was afraid to pick them up so I just started jumping around then soon the rats started hopping around and playing with me, then I picked them up, and gave them a bath and started petting them. hmmm makes me wonder am I taking care of traitors in my waking life? hahaha this is so messed up.

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      Daniel 

      3 months ago

      I had a dream that my cousin threw a eat at me and it touched my shoulder and i felt disgusted that i woke up and checked my whole room

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      Chris 

      3 months ago

      I had a dream i was surrounded.by rats they were chasing me and i was stomping on them and killing them. After a blank in my dream i was outside the building and i set it on fire. I watched as the rats burned and tried to escape. I felt joy

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      geo 

      3 months ago

      I had a dream me and this girl were getting rid of rats, she kept pulling their heads off and feeding them poison, we were on a motor way and we found a rat, the girl i was with fed it poison and all of a sudden it started turning into a human, the human died and we drove off. Eventually i was pulled in for questioning and i admitted to everything, i was being put up on a murder charge. My partner and friends turned against me and i wad looking a going to prison for a long time - what does this dream mean lol

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      favour 

      3 months ago

      I dreamt where am killing a rat and the rat was giving birth at d same time ,wah does it mean ?

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      halima queen 

      3 months ago

      what about black and white rat

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      Hayley 

      4 months ago

      I never had a dream about rats before but last night I had a dream. 100’s of different colored rats were all over my house and I was standing on a stool and then I went looking for help and when I came back they were gone but there was a big hole left on the floor and I rinsed it out with water and covered it. What could this dream possibly mean ?

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      Rachel 

      4 months ago

      It was three gray well kept rats just sitting on a soon in the kitchen,I was surprised,but not afraid,and even the rats was afraid,

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      nerva.hamilton@yahoo.com 

      4 months ago

      A few months back, I dreamt about rats for 2 nights in a row and I usually can't remember my dreams. I remember being scared and anxious and thinking I need to look up the meaning of rats in a dream. The interpretation talked about deceit, it talked about betrayal and I remember reading this to my husband, whose only remark was hmm. I didn't realize it till several months later that he was the rat in my life, he was cheating on me. I say this only to say pay attention to your dreams, like I said I very rarely remember anything I dream about and those rats stayed in my head. My husband and I are no longer together and I no longer dream of rats. I just can't sleep

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      Liz 

      4 months ago

      My dog gave birth to puppies. I was so scared and worried about her, but I rolled up my sleeves and dove in to help her. I became excited because they were so cute. I called for my family to come over and help, but when they got there our dog and her puppies turned into cats. I was confused, but still worried about losing her so I kept trying to help. We decided to move the cat and the kittens, but when I looked closer at the babies some of them were actually newborn rats that had just been given birth to nearby. They were black and healthier than the others. I as disgusted and scared. Somehow I killed the first one I found. I looked closer at the rails to tell them apart. After seeing their tail, the rat became obvious. I tossed another and asked my brother to take care of it. I didn’t ask. I just looked at him and he knew. I looked over at the cat and she was so skinny and depleted. I wanted to get formula to help but then I woke up.

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      Angela C 

      5 months ago

      I my dream there were three rats on my bed while I was sleeping. Somehow they got tangled in my blanket and I ended up killing one with a stick under the blanket but can't remember what happened to the other two

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      Carmel Rod 

      5 months ago

      In my dream i was playing with a gray color rat..i was trying to let him sleep but he still keep on running back and forth until he wants to get out of the room because he is bored.I close the door so that he can’t go out and I convince him to get sleep and stop running and the rat listen to me and lay down silently and almost sleep..what does it mean?

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      Javon Diaz 

      5 months ago

      I dreamt of an albino rat and it was trying to chew on me. It eyes were red and it seemed mad but so was I. I don't know how I had the courage to grab it with my own hands, but I did. I grabbed it by the throat and squeezed tighter and tighter. Blood started to flow out of its eyes but I was too mad and I kept squeezing until its head exploded. I was disgusted after that and the rat carcass vanished. I went to sleep in my dream and then I woke up in real life so confused.

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      Sdreams 

      5 months ago

      I thought I was awake, in bed. I felt something moving down one of the legs of my pajama pants. I looked up from the bed and saw a wavey mist. When I tried to focus in on what I was seeing a white rat jumped up and was biting me hard in the hand. I told myself I was dreaming, and was able to wake myself up from the experience.

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      Sabs 

      5 months ago

      I was walking by the beach/coast with an old high school friend I havent seen for years we were going to McDonald even though everyone was telling us it's bad for you. Suddenly a brown rat jumped onto my chest under my t-shirts and got out. It made me physically gasp from shock in real life. I didn't open my eyes. I made a gun appear and killed it. Then woke up. I just broke up with my boyfriend yesterday and this is the time he usually wakes up. Could mean so many things or nothing at all :p

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      Rizwan 

      6 months ago

      1st time i swa rat coming near to attack on me and i kill him.....what does it mean.....?

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      unknown 

      6 months ago

      Literally have had a dream about dozens of rats twice so far and in a bad way, fearful and also once chased by one of the little shits.

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      Gori 

      6 months ago

      This is the first time i'm dreaming of rats. I had the wierdest dream last night where in one of the room of my home there were bunch of rats ( more than 20 or so) on the wall all stuck together and it was so gross plus scary. Somehow my brother managed to catch some of them and killed some too. But to my surprise i hear a dog's weeping and see that among the black rats there suddenly emerges a black dog and he was bleeding. God!!!!

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      Sunny 

      7 months ago

      My brother and beating a Rat

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      Barbra 

      7 months ago

      I had a dream that my pregnant pet rat had babies but the two adult rats we're giving birth in my pockets and somehow all the babies wound up dead across the floor

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      nightmare about my pet rat eating my pet hamster after i forgot about them for months 

      8 months ago

      i realized i left my pet rat and hamster sharing a cage in a old apartment for months. i went to rescue them finding out they werent dead, in my dream hamsters can go months without food rats cant. my rat is missing a tail, my hamster is acting scared and is missing chunks of her body. i find out the rat has been eating chunks of the hamster not enough to kill her , or to not be full only enough to not die. i rescue the hamster but my rat continues to be weird , biting people and standing by the door , waiting for the hamster its meal to return. then i realized even after all this im still forgetting to feed her (my rat, i was feeding the victim my hamster.)

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      soo16 

      8 months ago

      last night i dreamt my backyard was filled with dead big black rats. i was looking at them only, not picking them up. i couldn't believe they had all been in my house. yuk. then wanted to sell house and move.

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      Teju 

      9 months ago

      I have seen a dead rat in my today's dream and Im worried about it what will happen to my lifestyle ?? Not only today i have experienced many dreams with rats but not dead what all these rat indicates???

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      Jane 

      9 months ago

      in my dream, there was a dead rat under my bed and it had been rotting there for days. i was waiting for someone to take it away but no one was coming. it's weird but this rat was clearly associated with a person in the dream.

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      Agustin 

      9 months ago

      I have an awful dream with a Rat, I was eating and when I notice the plate there was a huge black rat on top, I tried to vomite but nothing happen, I took a look to the rat and it was alive and starring at me with arrogant eyes, standing in two feet and with a enormous confidente in itself, it start to speak and even though I don't remember what it was saying I know it was nothing kind. I though maybe a cat can kill it, but as I saw how smart the rat was I come to realized that no even ten cats could kill that ugly rat. Then I woke up.

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      Jasmin 

      9 months ago

      I had a rat in my hand gave it to my dog to lick and then grabs its neck and pressed it down on the sheets until I heard a pop. Then I gave it to my dog to play.

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      Sandi 

      9 months ago

      I had a dream that multiple rats were coming out of my purse. I remember feeling reluctant and eerie.

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      LaMel 

      9 months ago

      I had a dream that someone close to me wanted me to kill 2 fat rats that stuck close together when I chased them and threw stones at them was all I had and couldn't succeed in killing them what does this mean

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      Dante 

      9 months ago

      In a couple of days or so before I dreamed rats early this morning, I was so concerned about people afflicted with diseases and praying for them. My cousin called me last night and said he was diabetic. At work before the dream I was so dubious about my coworker betraying me and other, I was bothered about my nasty habit I hate but I keep doing it. In my dream I was in a grassy ground when rats, big and small appeared. The color of the rats are gray. I whack them and killed three because I want to get rid of them. There was one more rat I was trying to kill but it ran into a ground hole. I blocked the entrance of the ground hole with an object and that moment Igot awake.

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      Marylou 

      9 months ago

      I dreamed that I stepped on a rat it didn't die but then alot more came out I thought in my dream they were all cute. I wanted to keep them as pets lol.... I felt in my dream so at peace n loved but I don't understand why. I am not afraid of rats but I don't understand the meaning of my dream. Oh yeah and they were all different colors of rats the first one was white, brown,pink,blue,etc.

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      Mike 

      10 months ago

      My dream was 3rd person veiw. But it was about the irish mafia, in the dream he was with a friend that was in a wheel chair. Some guy was dancing in the street then git hit by a car. (no blood no gore) then the dream reset just s couple minutes before. But this time they found there friend being eaten by rats they freaked out then the guy in the wheel chair fell over and ton of rats were eating him. there was a big hole is head and is body split in half with a ton rats pouring out (no blood no guts, just a husk of a body). Then he ran to get out of the ally way and he hit a black bag that stretched across the ally way and freaked out a little bit more

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      Hunter 

      10 months ago

      Recently I’ve been have a recurring dream that I’m trying to trap a brown rat in a cardboard box. I don’t chase after the rat but more call for it to get into the box. This rat doesn’t scare me and when I visualize this dream I think the rat is cute. I did have a pet white rat when I was in elementary school so that might be why I think it’s cute. I get the rat in the box, but every time I can’t unlock the door fast enough to let the rat go free. It’s like I’m in slow motion or that I’ve never unlocked a door before. The animal doesn’t go very fast, but escapes the box that I am hold each time. I’ve had this dream the past couple of nights. The dream doesn’t seem negative because I’m trying to help the rat rather than get the rat out of my house. I don’t think about rats in my day to day life and just curious if this dream might have deeper meaning. Any thoughts?

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      Ayana Branch 

      10 months ago

      I dreamt that a rat bit my cat simba on the head then tried to come for me but then my old boss appeared with a stick in his hand and whacked the rat on its head then gave me the stick to do it as well and the rat just stood still then I woke up

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      Sue 

      10 months ago

      Last night I had dream and in dream I saw that I was cutting off raw coocked rat in kitchen at work place and I feel unpleasant do this cutting off coocked rat and its was light pink colour of rat and its was big massive rat how like big size of big leg beef or like a lumb size . And what's is mean that rat which I cutting off by the knight in kitchen .

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      Chelsea 

      10 months ago

      I was dreaming that i was on my kitchen and i saw a fat gray rat nibbling on something in the corner. I got on top of a chair and yelled at it to try and scare it off but it turned around and jumped really high at me looking angry.

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      PaulaJoy 

      10 months ago

      I dreamt that I was chasing a small black rat..very eager to catch it but I can’t

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      Sam 

      10 months ago

      I dreamt that I was being attacked by either a cat or a rat while trying to steal something. But I wasn't sure because it was so dark. But I was able to Kung Fu kick it and it died. Then after I left, I realized I had dropped my wallet and phone and had to go back to get them. On my way back I stole someone's phone, and before I get to the place I had to walk through a crowded hotel and ask the staff to allow me to go to that spot where I lost my stuff in the back. So an older person who I respect and know in real life offered to take me back there and help me. On the way back we had to walk through dead rats and people wearing rats' furry skin. The people were laying down on the ground and kinda moving their body the way a snake crawls. Then, we got to the spot where my phone was stolen and caught a man who stolen my stuff. We found my phone but I broke it trying to get it from him, and while I was doing that Someone took the phone I had stolen and uploaded the fact that I did it online. I tried to justify it in my head that my stuff was stolen too and that I needed these things. The rats were gray and fury and I was worried I had to go to the hospital because I wasn't sure if it had scratched me or bit me.

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      Jaye 

      11 months ago

      I I dreamt that I was reaching for a cookie and all of a sudden a big fat black rat bit my finger it hurt but it didn't scare me away I kept trying to find the cookie and the rat kept trying to bite me more but that's pretty much all I remember

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      Robert 

      11 months ago

      I had a dream that bash and grey rats came through a hole in the wall ame bash rat look right me and came right for then the rest they started bitting my feet and as i was pulling them they bit my hands there was a man in my dteam trying to fight them off of himself he could not help me.i was siting on a chair there was bash and grey and a few black rats biting my feet i did not shose on i kept shouting get me my shose i could not move my feet.and more i shouted the more they bite my feet i could feel there teeth hiting my skin.

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      Forgotten 

      11 months ago

      dreamed that rat were surrounding me standing there was big whole everywhere

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      Anonymous1k 

      11 months ago

      I dreamed of two, black rats. One was dead, and the body was hung over my doorknocker, the other black rat was dead, chopped up; and tucked under the collar of my red, turtle neeck top, while I was wearing it. What does this dream means?

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      Cole 

      12 months ago

      I dreamed I moved into a new apartment and inside were many rats that were very clean and also looked a bit like squirrels with no or very short tails, some were fully grown and others were babies, even though they didn’t look like typical rats I instinctively knew them to be rats in the dream. They were not threatening but I felt very angry when I saw them and was overwhelmed by the shear number of them. Also in this dream my cat was present and unable or unwilling to do anything about the squirrel-rats. The apartment was a mess but was not filthy.(the way a place looks when you first move in) Another strange detail of this dream was that I was not the person who had moved my belongings into the apartment and there was a family of four living above me who had also just moved into their apartment, it was a duplex type of place. I had this dream twice in the same night, very unsettling.

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      Annonymous 

      12 months ago

      I've had two dreams recently, one of trying to protect a mouse, I believe? There were roughly ten mice but I kept trying to take one or two and put them in a ziplock bag. And just last night, I had another dream of trying to keep a rat in a ziplock bag. The difference is obviously the animals but in my mouse dream, the mice kept dying of suffocation, where in my rat dream, I left the bag open just a touch but the rat kept escaping. I have no idea what the meaning of either of these dreams mean, some explanation would be helpful

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      Michelle 

      12 months ago

      What if you have pet rats and adore them lol? Every rat dream I've ever had was from that perspective. I had a dream where my rats died and I woke up crying and immediately had to go check on them, like my family had died. I had a dream where I was going around rescuing rat families from some kind of disaster (no idea) and I had rats all over my arms and shoulders and was incredibly happy, like I was wrapped in love. I guess at least this article acknowledges that how you feel about rats affects the meaning of the dream.

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      Bethany 

      12 months ago

      I dreamed that I was caring for a rodent. First it was a white mouse, then somehow it turned into a black rat. He was my pet. I even named him Templeton, after the rat from Charlotte's Web. I brought him everywhere I went. Then I found a supposedly empty house with a bed. I took care to tuck Templeton in the bed before going to sleep myself. After a while, the owner of the house came home and found me. Then I realized that the house was filled with animals, including a lot of cats, and I got scared when I realized that Templeton couldn't stay there. I remember picking him up and holding him to my shoulder where he began licking my ear affectionately, as if he knew that I was trying to protect him.

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      Jerry 

      12 months ago

      I dreamt I seen a rat on top of my refrigerator in a box of Decon. As I was watching the rat it turned around and jumped at me like in attack mode I woke up screaming jumping out of bed.

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      Janet 

      13 months ago

      I dreamt a mouse was chewing my right hand very hard this is my second dream come n a row can you help.

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      Unicorn 

      13 months ago

      Mine was about a rat trying to bite me and the little boy and it was a white rat and it was try to go on top of my bed and right when it got on my bed I woke up I hate rats they scare me I would cry if a rat was on my bed

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      Shaz 

      13 months ago

      I saw a small white rat first then a big huge black rat that was next to me but it was as if it was hiding cuz I hadn’t seen it there before then my dad took it and the white rat I only saw

      Can you tell me what this mean plz thanks

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      Andile 

      13 months ago

      I dream abt my sister daughter was throwing out some rat

      Wat does it mean??

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      Ruth Beagar 

      13 months ago

      I dream about rat gave birth to three babies in my sleep. ..

      What is the meaning of this dream????

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      Lorna 

      14 months ago

      I dream a rat,cat and monkey inside the bag

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      Kp 

      14 months ago

      I my dream a brown rat was running around! It wasn't bothering anyone.. I remember feeling a little scared but other than that nothing! What could this mean?

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      ArleneJ 

      14 months ago

      In the dream we thought we had a mouse in the house, but it turned out to be a rat. In the dream, I found it lying down, but awake, in the cat's bed.

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      Nanee 

      14 months ago

      What do meaning have a rat about trying to eat you . running from the rat.

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      ...2 

      15 months ago

      THERE is a mouse that we can’t catch I catch in house. I stayed up countless of nights over this and when I fell asleep I would dream about it. One dream it was on my leg while i was walking and before that it was in the garbage disposal in the sink what does this mean was it really on me or was I dreaming of it because of fear

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      Focus 

      15 months ago

      If you have a dream about a rat and it represents someone. Get away from that person. I was betrayed in the worst way

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      Rebel 

      15 months ago

      I dream about a rat and it bit me but I killed it. ...please what does this means... Please help me out...

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      Nki 

      16 months ago

      I dreamt I was visiting someone and yheb I saw a while rat run/ jump up to where they have their pantry then shortly the rat accidentally falls on my head and am screaming and trying to fetch it out of my hair. What could this mean?

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      piki-tahi 

      16 months ago

      dream: black rat imprisoned in a cage in a tree. white lady pocking black rat with stick. I told her to stop, she wouldn't. I took black rat from cage and home with me. I have much love for black rat. I have a feeling of health and well being around black rat.

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      Jo 

      16 months ago

      I dreamed that someone told me while I was sleeping, they saw a rat on me

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      thozama 

      16 months ago

      i was dreaming that a lot of white rats entering my body could feel it going through my vines. What is the meaning of this dream?

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      Aphi 

      16 months ago

      I dreamt that while my boyfriend and I were laying down on the bed we spotted a rat on top of the bedroom door. My bf quickly threw a shirt at it to get it to the floor. When it landed on the floor it just went crazy running all over the looking for an escape until it decided to climb up onto our bed. My boyfriend took the sheet off the bed with the rat in it and threw it on the floor. It somehow got out of the sheets then ran out of the bedroom. My boyfriend ran behind it with his work boot in an attempt to crush it and he succeeded. But the rat wasn't dead...it just laid there in blood trying to get up. My bf ran out to get something to pick it up with and get it outside but the rat got up and was heading towards me in the bedroom. As I see it approaching I called out to my boyfriend many times and he never responded. I quickly ran to close the door but the rat was faster than I was and it got it in and literally jumped on me and I jumped out of my sleep.

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      Kath 

      16 months ago

      I dreamt of killing a rat by repeatedly stabbing it with a pitch fork. It was awful

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      Kris 

      17 months ago

      I dream a lot of rats coming out from the hole inside the house.what is the meaning of these?

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      Andrea Rodriguez 

      17 months ago

      In my dream I slipped and fell from a puddle of dirty water in my house on top of a white rat. It caught me by surprise and frighten me for a moment until I stopped looked down to see it sniffing me very calmly. It sat straight up and looked at me with its cute red eyes I petted it and went to examine were the puddle came from. It was from a leaking window unit...

      I dream very vividly and I can do anything I want to. I remember from start to finish but I just wanted to tell the part of the tale were the rat interfered...

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      Nora 

      17 months ago

      In my dream i opened a window to give my dog food but little do i know there was a rat behind the wall (like bottom part) i tried to kill it but didnt sucede it crawled inside my room and there on a wardrobe my crush was sitting he wasn't scared but I didn't ask him for help to kill the rat it didnt harm neither harm us but since it was a rat i wanted it out of my house not my crush tho

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      Sheyme 

      17 months ago

      In my dream, I was being chased by a black rat. I was terrified by it. I ran into a door but it was closed. I decided to go inside our house and locked all the doors but still the rat was able to go inside. When I was inside the house, it's a good thing my whole family was there. I was relieved upon seeing them. I woke up after that.

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      SassyJassy 

      17 months ago

      In my dream I had a black rat stuck in my throat and it wanted to go into my body. My mom pulling the rat by the tail as hard as she could and she was struggling trying to get it out. finally we got it out and it ran off and we were all chasing after it trying to kill it. Finally we killed it. It was a very scary dream.

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      Gianni364 

      17 months ago

      In my dream I was in a room laying in bed with my baby and a black rat ran under the covers and kept trying to get closer to my baby I was afraid of the rat in my dream so I assume that means the rat was trying to bite him what does this mean?

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      Zachary Macintyre 

      17 months ago

      In my dream, I was running from my sister and hid in an old house. Every time I looked at the kitchen sink, I saw a brown rat scurrying across the sink. Then the wall was smashed down and I was chased through the house by people with machine guns until I got into an air duct to hide. When I looked around, the air duct was full of rats.

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      julie 

      17 months ago

      i dream about small rats they were different color they were in a container full of water but when i stare at them they were just sleeping i thought they're drowning and i also dream i was protecting the rats from a woman who's killing animals that dont want to serve her so i was hiding the rats the hamster under my sheets it was so weird and i wanna its interpretation

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      Hot wheels 

      17 months ago

      In my dream I got a pet rat and he was white and I loved him so much and he’d just chill and he loved me and would always cuddle me and then a bad animal like a skunk got in and my rat got scared and I was screaming and crying coz I lost him and I think the skunk ate him :( I’m still sad right now being awake I want him back

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      CJ 

      18 months ago

      I was dreaming that brown rats were biting Leon (the actor who I have never met and was not watching anything he was in). There was a hole that steam was coming up from next to his head. A huge pipe fell and closed the hole but the rats kept going. I have no idea what this means.

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      old dreamer 

      18 months ago

      My rat was white and wanted to snuggle with me all the time. There were other small animals in the dream but they were all black..some wanted to be around me but most didn't. None were angry or scary..

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      Anonymous Girl 

      18 months ago

      In my dream I had awoke in a basement; I had been kidnapped. I ripped off the blanket and there were a bunch of mice crawling all over me! They scurried away, and I realized that I had been bitten / icky rash spots from were the mice were. I sprung up in bed in real life, using my hands to brush away non existent mice! Took awhile to fall back asleep!

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      Adhithyan 

      18 months ago

      In the dream .. I was chasing a rat with much hatred and tried hard to kill it by throwing something.. but it escaped!

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      Kateli 

      18 months ago

      Dream was interesting, I remembered I needed to feed my pet rat and was happy to see it, but when I reached my hand down in the cage to pick it up it attacked my finger and bit it and held on, it pressumed to be very hostile and was hissing and kept biting. At one point I threw it in a sink of water and it then drowned.. the rat was grey..

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      Christine 

      18 months ago

      Someone was shoving a rats claw inside of my ear..I was screaming also woke up screaming

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      del 

      19 months ago

      i dreamt the rat was injured and just threw a towel over it ,and think i may have got back into bed,but still a bit scared

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