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I really can't believe how much some of you like him :fraint: I got three more notes asking for Arkanys pictures... I would have never imagined so many people would enjoy my ratties shots (especially considering rats are not well-known and suffer from a very bad reputation), that really warms my heart. Seriously guys, thank you! I've always been fighting against their bad reputation and this just made my day :heart:
I know it gets a bit redundant so I'll try to take some pics with different backgrounds soon (food might be enough I guess ^^). Here is a cute one for now, I promise I'll try to take better ones with different settings.
Thank you and I hope you'll like it :hug:


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:


Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens
Philips Living Colors lamp


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:iconcatapocalips21:
Catapocalips21 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
The most cutest thing I've ever seen. :meow:
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Dream-howl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Writer
Your pictures are adorable! And of course we want to see them! I know when I bought a rat late last year, I few people seemed confused, but later saw (and agreed) how cute she is. Unfortunately, she's really hyper and still nibbles our ears from time to time. She's done the most damage with that to my boyfriend, though.
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phoemeister Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Yeah I don't get why people don't like rats. They are adoooorable (esp. yours).
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MeLinFrance Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
La photo est amusante .... mais j'avoue que voir un rat avec une rondelle de concombre me laisse de glace.
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ThunderbirdCommander Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so funny, I love it
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ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great shot! Congrats||| ;)
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rainbowrat25 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Eventually, someone is going to find it weird how many ratty pictures of yours I have favorited.
They're just so darn cute!!! ^__^
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odduckoasis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
So freaking adorable!! I have three rats, I wish I had a good camera to take awesome pictures like this. Very cool. Love all your rattie pictures. xB;
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Fuffuster Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HIS EYES!
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PhineasandferbROCK Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
it does infuriate me when people can look at a gorgeous, heart melting pictur like this and go "EEEWW A RAT!!" i just don't get it whatsoever!! and they've all got pet hamsters who look just the same if not, less cute!! errgh i just don't understand!! anyway i continue to try and encourage people to like them and clog up rat poisen boxes!!
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Eruanna17 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, this is so cute. I'd also like to have rats but there are too many hindrances at the moment. :-(
How much space do your rats have?
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Little-Ninjas Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
awww thats a really cute rat. I use to have a black rat too. His name was ninja
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ambitiouswolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
- i love this photo. ^_^ i miss my ratties very much, and i do have a passion for them, but my dad doesn't like any other animals except for dogs. /: but i'm glad i get to see these cuties!
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VeRdAStArR Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so in love with this little guy! So adorable <3
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KawaiiMizukiCharms Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
He's so cute ~ <3
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zozeen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
three words...
NOM NOM NOM!!!!
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Gingerbop157 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHH HES SO CUTE
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decho Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Hihi, reminds me of Puss in Boots from Shrek, when he has his hat down and begging =P
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The-Phinix Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I saw this in someone's faves and couldnt resist leaving a comment


"PLEASE SIR MAE I 'AVE SUM MOAR?"
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redtigger1992 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
He's so precious! Makes me want to get another rat, I haven't had one since I was young.
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xXoKayTee Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish i could adopt a rat D:
But my parents have this thing in their head that their dirty creatures. Sigh. >.>
I love all these pictures, please, keep feeding my addiction :D
xx
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JeSuisSortie09 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
oh my god, he's SO ADORABLE ><

squeeeeeee! ♥

my uncle keeps the mice they sell as snake food, so i looooove mice AND rats. they're really sweet :3
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Claudia511 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student
Sweet :)
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I can tell he's not a NYC rat. More like a Pack Rat. Cute little critter.

walt
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adni18 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Excellent work! :thumbsup:
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AnachronismChild Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
I love his little paws! It's a really lovely shot.
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LadyGwynn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Forget puppy-dog eyes... rat eyes are SO much cuter!
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sandor09 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Great work.
Congratulations!
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Wolfo-da-Disaster Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
omg :iconomgsocuteplz:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thanks ^^
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Wolfo-da-Disaster Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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Devilicious-G Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here: [link] :)
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Creyn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So sweet! I really like this picture. Maybe all the colors I guess? I'm not much one for bright overbearing color or not enough color and I can be kind of picky with photo colors, but I love yours! Arkanys is one of my favorites for his expressions but I like your little white rats too, aw heck, I love them all!
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CaZ-FTWxD Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I absolutely adore rats. They're the only pets I've had all my life. Oh, how I wish mine would just sit still long enough to take pictures as fabulous as yours. They're just a bit too playful for photography though... Oh well; I love your photos(:
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Bleed4Love Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Oh... yummy!
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:icontheairbornetoxicchan:
he is so gorgeous!! i wish i could get dumbo rats here in australia ;_;
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Tanis711 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love the colors
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xwereallmadherex Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
You take the most beautiful rat portraits! I love every one of them.
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EllCeeBee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Photographer
Featured! [link]
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dressedinviolence Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Photographer
Awww. this has convinced me to get a rat :)
Thanks :P
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plotqueen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
he's so precious, how caan we not love pics of him???
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MQSdwz35 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can you not love rats!? there the best pets ever! when i first got my two little ratties i was amazed at how much they were attached to me <3 there not like other rodents... there more cuddly, affectionate, intelligent, ect... i even taught mine to jump on command ^^
have you ever tried giving frozen corn to your rats? mine love it =)
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xxKazooi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
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Laura-94 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Rats are underrated as pets! They're adorable, and this is such a lovely pic :) :+fav:
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asenathwaite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute!
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Feidery Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
aaaa )) cute - adore rats.
dumbo self black?
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Black irish dumbo rex from an unwanted litter as written in the description ;)
Thanks a lot :)
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Feidery Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
unwanted litter ( sad
but nice one anyway )) really - rats so cute
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LyingVespa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Ahhh I've been wanting to make a little cornucopia for my rattie too, love the colors. :)
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bellamai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
It makes me so happy to see pictures of him. My little hairless dumbo rat Leroy died recently, and seeing yours makes me remember how adorable he was. I hope Arkanys lives a full long life with you, he seems happy!
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