The pets of the Barbie cast are much more diverse than you might think! Let’s investigate.
The new Barbie movie has become an iconic sensation, and it’s almost impossible to have missed its vibrant advertisements.
I absolutely adored the movie. Not just because it allowed me to re-live some fond childhood memories but also for its powerful feminist message.
Over the years, Barbie has had a plethora of pets, from dogs and cats to horses and even a zebra. However, the movie didn’t feature many animals, and those that did appear were plastic. But, it got us thinking about the real-life pets of Barbie’s cast members.
Pets are a deeply personal part of our lives, often reflecting our personalities, lifestyles, and values. So, in this article, we invite you to join us on a journey to meet the non-human family members of the Barbie movie cast.
From dogs and cats to pygmy goats and tarantulas, these pets offer a fascinating glimpse into the personal lives of the actors. We hope that this article not only provides an interesting insight into the lives of the cast of Barbie and perhaps also inspires you to get a pet.
If you’d like, you can jump ahead to your favorite actor below:
Margot Robbie, of course, plays the most important part, namely Barbie herself.
She and her husband, Tom Ackerley, have adopted three rescue dogs. One of them is a mixed breed named Boo Radley, adopted in February 2016. The name was inspired by the classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Another pet is a Pitbull named Belle, adopted from Wags & Walks in October 2018. In October 2020, they adopted another mixed-breed puppy, whose details are yet to be shared.
Interestingly, Margot also had a pet rat named Rat Rat, a unique gift from Jared Leto during the filming of Suicide Squad. Rat Rat lived a life of luxury, feasting on organic berries and residing in a small rat mansion. However, due to her landlord’s discovery of the rodent-resident, Margot had to give Rat Rat to film director Guillermo del Toro. Despite the variety of her pets, Margot’s love for animals is evident in her care and adoption of rescue pets.
Rats As Pets
They are known for their inquisitive nature and ability to form strong bonds with their human caregivers. Rats are highly intelligent and can be trained to perform tricks and respond to their names, providing a level of interaction similar to that of larger pets.
Overall, they are good if you’re looking for a relatively low-maintenance pet. However, they do need social interaction and mental stimulation, so it’s often recommended to keep them in pairs or small groups of the same sex. It’s important to note that rats have a shorter lifespan compared to other pets, typically around 2-3 years.
Author at Animals Around The Globe. BA Gender Studies & Literature
Josie is Swedish but has lived in South Africa for 12 years. She spends as much time as possible in the ocean or hiking in the mountains, no matter the weather. Although she adores all sorts of animals, dogs occupy the biggest spot in her heart – especially her Maltese-Chihuahua named Bootsy.