What is Chinese rat painting? What does Chinese rat Painting mean? The Rat symbolizes strong vitality in culture for two reasons. One reason is that the Rat has a strong reproductive capacity with a high survival rate, and about 5,000 babies are born to one female rat each year. The other reason is the Rat's fertility. Most rats can die a natural death after having numerous babies unless, unfortunately, they are caught by cats, being out of reach to other animals. The Rat symbolizes intelligence in culture, which means both cuteness and shrewdness. The Rat is timid, suspicious, and alert with an acute sense of smell, having the ability to climb over walls flexibly and run across roofs as if flying. In addition, people also believe that the Rat can communicate with God to predict good or bad luck. As a matter of fact, the Rat lives in nature and can react to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, flood, drought, and a plague of locusts, so it was considered to be a godly creature by the ancient people. It is important to have a Chinese rat painting hang at home and office. We have hundreds of Chinese rat paintings that can be mailed to you directly from the artists. We will save you 50% compare the price you get from your local store. you can also contact us and send requests to personalize your paintings.