We all know rats are clever, like that one that grew an ear on his back to try and win human affections – that’s how he did that right? No?

Anyway, ear-rat has got some serious competition in these mice who’ve been taught not only to slam dunk, play Connect 4, skateboard and do the hurdles.

It appears from the video that the mice are being taught with a simple system of food-based positive reinforcement.

The next step? Teaching them Articulate surely.

Check out the video below.

Image via LiveLeak