rat performing most alternate paw tricks by a rat and two rats together

Freddie and Frankie, from the UK, are a pair of very talented rats who have made it into the new Guinness World Records book! 

Their owner Luke who calls them "the boys", began teaching them tricks when they were three months old and as soon as they had settled into their home.  

Frankie broke the record for the most alternating paw tricks by a rat in 30 seconds with a massive 28 tricks - almost one a second.

Freddie also has a record for most jumps through a hoop by a rat in 30 seconds, jumping an amazing 8 times.


Luke and Jess are no strangers to record breaking themselves, and currently hold the record for the most party poppers popped in 30 seconds (team of two) which they set in August 2018 with a total of 51. 

“It’s a superb feeling to share a world record with 'the boys' - both are a big part of our lives” said Luke.  

However, Luke was surprised to find out that "the boys" had beaten him to the pages of the record books!

"I have always dreamt of being in the book – it used to be a staple present in Santa’s sack.  It is hilarious that ‘the boys’ beat me to it!" - owner Luke Roberts 

According to Luke though, Freddie and Frankie,  now a year and a half old, are becoming less interested as they get older.

In fact, they will soon be joined by a new rat called Ronnie, who Luke hopes to teach a few tricks, so that all three rats can take part in the fun. Watch this space! 

Luke hopes that now Freddie and Frankie’s records have a special place in the new book, it will show everyone how rats are intelligent, fun and make brilliant pets.  


Other amazing animal records that feature alongside Freddie and Frankie's in Guinness World Records 2021 include:

Thousands more records can be found in Guinness World Records 2021, which is available to order now.