10 Popular Advice Animals Internet Memes

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Advice Animal memes are a weird yet humorous internet trend that are popularly seen on image sharing sites like 4Chan, Reddit and Tumblr. Unlike other memes that fade out as fast as they began, many Advice Animal memes have been around for years and are still regularly shared today.

What Are Advice Animals?

"Advice Animals" refers to a group of memes featuring both animals and humans that focus their meme humor on a specific theme or idea. Each animal typically has a multi-colored background, a photoshop cutout of its head (and sometimes body) in the center, a different personality/behavioral type and a funny caption.

To make your own Advice Animal meme, you can first check out some of the most popular ones below and then use a meme generator tool to make one.

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Advice Dog

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Advice dog is the meme that started the Advice Animal trend. It features a face of a cute dog and a bright, rainbow color wheel background.

Advice dog is probably the most basic of all the Advice Animals because the captions used on this meme just generally features ridiculous advice that is totally exaggerated.

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Insanity Wolf

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There are two popular wolf memes that are part of the Advice Animal series—Insanity Wolf and Courage Wolf. Of the two, it seems like Insanity Wolf is the more popular choice for its "crazy" character profile.

The color wheel background is black, gray and white with a grungier look than most others. Insanity Wolf is actually the mentally disturbed cousin of Courage Wolf.

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Success Kid

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Success Kid isn’t an animal, but he’s still part of the Advice Animal meme series. The photo in the middle of the blue color wheel features a small child holding up his fist with a look of success and satisfaction on his face.

As the name suggests, the Success Kid meme is used to describe any type of successful situation or an accomplishment.

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Foul Bachelor Frog

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Foul Bachelor Frog features a green color wheel background with a picture of a frog in the middle of it. Its captions are meant to suggest disgusting habits and laziness, making it a good fit for capturing the behavior of the average single guy or bachelor.

The female equivalent is called Foul Bachelorette Frog.

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Socially Awkward Penguin

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The Socially Awkward Penguin is an Advice Animal that lacks social skills and self-esteem. Captions on this meme usually encompass embarrassing situations or bad reactions to social situations.

An adaptation of this meme is Socially Awesome Penguin, which features a red color wheel instead of a blue one and always knows the right thing to do in every social situation.

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Business Cat

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Business Cat is a meme that makes fun of office employee situations and controlling bosses. The picture on it is of a black cat wearing a shirt collar and a tie, in front of a color wheel of course, like all Advice Animals.

Some of the Business Cat memes take inspiration from LOLcat puns as well.

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Paranoid Parrot

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Paranoid Parrot is exactly what it sounds like— a character that is neurotic and overreactive to regular, everyday instances. This Advice Animal has a bright yellow and green color wheel background showing a blue parrot looking over his shoulder.

It’s a popular choice for sharing feelings and experiences of extreme worry and paranoia.

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Idiot Nerd Girl

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Like Success Kid, Idiot Nerd Girl has a picture of a human on it, even though it’s still considered part of the Advice Animal series.

This one is used to describe girls who consider themselves nerds or geeks to fit in, but they lack knowledge or experience in some of the most obvious nerd hobbies interests.

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Conspiracy Keanu

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The Conspiracy Keanu meme is one of the Advice Animal memes that doesn’t have a color wheel background but is still just as popular and just as funny.

The meme is just a screenshot of a young Keanu Reeves from the 1989 film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. His scared and skeptical expression suggests that everything is a conspiracy.

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Confession Bear

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Last but not last, as one of our favorite members of the Advice Animal series we have Confession Bear—a Malaysian sun bear on a log with a sad or frowning facial expression.

This one also doesn’t have a color wheel background, but that doesn't take away from its uniqueness. It's used to share captions of secret confessions that are shameful or taboo.