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Since some of you requested more pics of him, here's Arkanys once again! :aww:
Now playing hide and seek behind a large slice of watermelon :heart: :love:

Arkanys, black irish dumbo rex rat, born April the 16th 2010.

He is the sweetest baby rat, the most cuddly, licky, playful and loving boy I've ever had (he can sleep on my boyfriend and I for hours then licks our hands when he wakes up, always asks for cuddles and adores to play with us).
I have always wanted to adopt black or agouti rats but I had never had the opportunity to adopt one as I do not chose my rescue ratties colors/coat/ear shape at all, I just take them home the way they are. Since Ægir is always asking for rattie friends to play, I thought it would be great to adopt young rats for once (my old ones are not playful enough).

Arkanys comes from an unwanted litter from a rescue doe, Harley, who had been abandonned by her previous owner. The foster family who rescued her didn't seem to know males and female rats shouldn't play on the same area together and the girl who adopted Harley soon discovered that she was pregnant...
I saw a video showing Harley's pups and my boyfriend and I just melt when we saw Arkanys cute little nose and white socks... So we adopted him and I must say this rattie is the cutest thingie ever and I can't believe such a small rat has so much love to give :heart:


My third entry for :iconrattus-norvegicus:'s contest :)


Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens
Philips Living Colors lamp
Background is made of an old ugly salmon pink colored towel and transparent shiny white fabric (+ colored lighting).


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I've been following your stuff for a while now and I have to say this is probably one of your best and one of my favs. The emotions of endearment and kyuteness are just wonderful and this particular type of bg helps enhance the overall pic. The red is eye catching but not too intense. The little guy seem like nibbling on the juicy side of what life can offer I guess. I'm not one into watermelon myself actually I hate that particular fruit but who cares about that?
Anyway, I thought you managed to bring out the subject in a very complete manner and it makes for a wonderful photo.
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:iconluna6294:
Luna6294 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTIE PIE <3
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:icontrentschoen:
trentschoen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Super cute
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Adorable!
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:icontitonka:
titonka Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD ,THIS IS THE CUTEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN Heart Heart Love 
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:iconevescesann:
evescesann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Cute <3
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:iconeyewonderuniverse:
EyeWonderUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, he looks so guilty, this photo is beautiful!
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:iconsgtzpp33:
sgtzpp33 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW he looks so innocent.
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:iconjeck724:
Jeck724 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww so cute :)
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:icondoryna2100:
Doryna2100 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I would say the same :3
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:iconthedarknessdragoness:
TheDarknessDragoness Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
TOO CUTE FOR MY EYES! :iconimdeadplz:
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:iconvampirekingroxis:
vampirekingroxis Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
:aww:
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:iconninjakitty102:
NinjaKitty102 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: He's so cute!!!! :tighthug: I have 6 rats. 2 of them i raised from babyhood.. You can find a picture of them on my profile page.
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:iconroyishot:
royishot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
kwwwaaaaa O3O
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:iconzopdog:
zopdog Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   General Artist
aww! watermelon rat!
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:iconmystic-jay:
Mystic-Jay Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awe!:happybounce:
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:iconjazala:
JaZaLa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Adorable! I love how you color coded the floor and wall to be a soft red like the watermelon so your adorable( :heart: ) rat stands out more, but keeping different textures so the different pieces are still distinguishable. Awesome work!
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:iconhieilover123:
Hieilover123 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
"How am I going to eat this whole thing?!" lol
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:iconfundrawdude:
FunDrawDude Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
So CUTEE!! 8'D
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:iconcheckerthehedgehog:
Checkerthehedgehog Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
absolutely the cutest thing ever i just love ratties :squee:
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:iconlaurajaneart:
LauraJaneArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
AWWW how anyone can hate rats is beyond me!
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:iconzopdog:
zopdog Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   General Artist
i know right its probably because people have taught them too
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:iconyomommanoforealz:
YoMommaNoFoRealz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"There's just too much to eat..." LOL! SO. CUTE.
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:iconfantasy-jg:
Fantasy-JG Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Love watermelon! Love rats! <3
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:iconlil-winged-wolfy:
lil-winged-wolfy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg! That is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Squeeeeeeeeeeeee :squee:
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:iconhappypineapple96:
HappyPineapple96 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg this photo melted my heart <3
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:iconlittlekamikadze:
LittleKamikadze Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
this is probably one of your best !
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:icondaisukesbaku:
DaisukesBaku Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
This is so CUTE I like to cryy ;__;
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:iconbrightscale:
BrightScale Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student General Artist
the little guy looks like "Oh...Hi...Am I in trouble?"
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:iconlugia-2000:
lugia-2000 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
you now dat fale down left ho stants look looks lijk my ader rat
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:iconpunkystrangeling:
PunkyStrangeling Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Artist
OH MY GOSH!!! ITS SO CUTE IM GONNA DIIIIEEEEE!!!!!
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:iconm-ri:
M-ri Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I love the eyes :D
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:iconjavizzx4:
JaviZzX4 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
what's his or her name? 8D
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:iconm-ri:
M-ri Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Arkanys :3
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:iconjavizzx4:
JaviZzX4 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
it's a male or female x33?
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:iconm-ri:
M-ri Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I think its make XD
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:iconnekonohirameki:
NekoNoHirameki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute... really :3
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:iconicedcap:
icedcap Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student
AWWW :D
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:iconwolfie-83:
Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol a black rat and a watermelon!!! hahaha I love it.
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:iconmonkeysundles:
MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Writer
*laugh*
AWW!
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:iconreugi:
Reugi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
This is adorable. Love this little guy. <3
He's like a model! ~
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:iconsarith69:
sarith69 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
That rat must be in heaven right now :P
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:iconmawiiecooper:
MawiieCooper Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to explode of cuteness =D
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:iconfractalfreakphotos:
FractalFreakPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
i have an old picture of my double rex rat eating watermelon and its so cute cause they think they can eat it all but end up napping halfway through eating cause they are so full
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:iconlcfever:
lcfever Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
oh god you brunch of cutie rats pictires
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:iconaim4beauty:
Aim4Beauty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Many adorable photos
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:iconochiyu:
Ochiyu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Oh, it's beauty !
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:iconhclaytonphotography:
HClaytonPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Photographer
OMG is about as good as I can say. :D <3<3<3
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:iconpurpletiger24:
Purpletiger24 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He look like hes about to get in trouble for eating the watermelon :D
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:iconmacabremoe:
MacabreMoe Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
SO CUTE MY HEART A-SPLODE :la:
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:iconmodestgoddess:
modestgoddess Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEEE HOW CUTE!!! I had a fancy Irish Blue rat named Daphne. They really do make better pets than some people think.
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