Just what IS B.E.F.!?

Beady Eye Factor? Broccoli Eating Factor? BOTH!?

[worlds colliding]


thank you thank you, Brinke G.



  1. juggle geese says:

    That piece of broccoli is the same size as the rats head. It is a rat, isn’t it?

  2. I never thought they could be so cute but it is something about the broccoli….

  3. juggle geese says:

    In certain circles brokkoli is an acceptable substitue for flowers. It looks like it is presenting a bouquet.

  4. I can’t stop looking at his wonderful ears.

  5. : Please accept this lush green token of my admiration…, plus here is little brown pellet for you. Also made of broccoli.

  6. Maybe it’s a wedding bouquet.

  7. [chuffed]
    YAY for properly-formatted direct Glossary links!

  8. One of my favorite animals and paradigm of cuteness along with my favorite vegetable.

    This is MY cute overload.

    *head explodes*

  9. One of my favorite animals and paradigm of cuteness along with my favorite vegetable.

    This is MY cute overload.

    *head explodes*

  10. Whoops, my DSL is a bit slow and I keep getting a certificate warning popup from this site, so wasn’t sure that went through the first time.

  11. Lol….at least you have a repeating exploding head, Christina!

    And, yes, rats are one of my favorite animals, too. Da beebee!
    *Plants a kiss right between his ears*

  12. “She’s choppin’ broccoliiiiii…”

  13. The fingers and the ears <3 Sigh, I love rodents.

  14. Awwww! A witto wattie! I miss watties. :*

  15. He’s offering us a taste of his broccoli because it’s so good!

  16. Ratty eating broccoli…and looking rather like she’s holding a bouquet.

  17. I have to agree. That’s a “Look, Mommy! I picked this JUST FOR YOU!” moment.

  18. Lol, it IS, Ben!

  19. It’s another “broccoli? pour moi?” face.


  20. Jackie from Michigan says:

    Whoever said broccoli was disgusting obviously didn’t see this picture. Look at that sweet rattie face! Awwww…

  21. We certain it’s not a mousie?

    I gotta say, not sure I dislike BEF (whether “beedy eyes” or “broccoli eating”) as much as some appear to. Mean, come ONNN, look at alll the BEF pics on this site, including this one. Sooo cute, every last one of em.

    [looks at pic again, melts]

  22. Suzanne, mousies have entirely different face/ear/nose structures. Smaller ears, and more pointy/less prominent noses. It’s definitely a cute rat. 🙂

  23. Hickory Dickory Dock-oli
    The rat was eating broccoli
    He’ll ask for another one
    When he is done
    Hickory Dickory Dock-oli

  24. Huh. My ratties will not eat their o-so-good-for-them broccolies, or anything else that isn’t fatty or sweet. Sigh. (Thank goodness for baby carrots.) They definitely inherited *my* taste buds . . .. . .

  25. Aaaaawww, he/she looks just like my rattie Garosh! They can make the most adorable faces! I just wanna eat this lil’ bugger along with the broccoli!

  26. most precious!!!

  27. Best Edible Food?

    It’d make a good name for a company…

    Nice to see the little animal getting his vitamins and minerals. 😉

  28. It looks like he’s going to throw a bouquet!

  29. oh how sweet!