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Arkanys 2 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos Arkanys 2 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos
Arkanys, black irish dumbo rex rat, born April the 16th 2010.

He is my newest rattie boy, 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 (I will have a baby agouti one with standard ears soon too, my favourite color and ear shape :heart: ) 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 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 entry for :iconanimal-love-club:'s contest (animal testing). I love his pose here, it almost looks as if he were trying to look human.
How can people use such innocent creatures for cosmetics sake and many other products? Please support products that don't involve animal testing, you can find the full list on the OneVoice website.


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

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Melanie76 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hes beautiful congratulations!
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demonie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Remy
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faded-elf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
the curly whiskers are really funny :) i have never seen that before^^
and yeah...girls are hyperactive^^ when i get them out it takes long till they finally calm down and let me cuddle them. but when they get older they love cuddling too :)
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thanks a lot =)
I love curly rex rats whiskers too, they always look quite funny =)
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Songodog Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
give me ur rat or u will know what will happen :p
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JooGonz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Interface Designer
my favourite one, he's soooooooooooooo cute :D
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evilflibble Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
He is so adorable. The bright colors make wonderful photo backgrounds. His whiskers are fascinating. :)
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ladysovvs Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
What a cutie! I want a rat so bad!! They're just too cute.
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the-chaoskittie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I adoooore the rat series! The loveliest creature I've ever seen.
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bluexsunshine Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
So cuuuuute! My little sister has four rats, they really are some of the smartest, sweetest, most endearing and interesting small animals you can own.
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