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Arkanys 3 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos Arkanys 3 - 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:


Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens
Philips Living Colors lamp + an old cheap red shoe of mine


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:iconblackcyanide-fr:
BlackCyanide-fr Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here : [link] :squee:
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acki1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
nice photo..:)..cute..
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kathcake Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
OH!! cute! please do more girly shoes and ratties pics.. I love this.
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Georgie-cheex Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
SO CUTE !!! i love the rat AND shoe!
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nihnox Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cinderelly :)
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:icongoldenbauble:
GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Just… AWWWWW
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Mad-Rolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
How cute <3 :3
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Thank you :)
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EvelinaD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just a wonderful picture and a even more wonderful rat! :love:
I had a rat some years ago, but he is dead now. :( All of your fabulous pictures made me deside that I one day will have a rat again :woohoo: Keep up this wonderful work! :clap:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Sorry to hear about your rat... :(

If you take a rat someday, please take at least two from the same sex though : rats are highly social animals who need a rattie friend to play with ;)

It's all explained here : [link]

Thanks for your nice words :hug:
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EvelinaD Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ofcourse :) I consider taking three. A beautiful video though :love:
Which sex do you think is the best? And what are the advantages/disadvantages and so on?
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worlds-owner Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
It's realy cute I love it.. very nice picture
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Thanks :)
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pixbird Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great love hugh?
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
:)
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:iconmeikusje:
meikusje Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Expressions should be emotions.
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meikusje Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Aaawh, I love his little whiskers! And he has such a cute, quite bedazzled but still curious expression on his face!

Did you know recent research has shown that rats (maybe all rat-like beings, I'm not sure) can show expressions through their faces, nearly in the same way humans can? (But don't ask how they found this out, 'cause it's really not nice)
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Unfortunately I know how they found it out... :(
Rats can laugh aswell, and guess what's people's mood so they can act in an appropriate way with them...

My ratties are pretty expressive, they really show feelings :heart:

Thanks a lot for your nice words! :)
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plume-creation Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Woooooow he's soooooo cute !!! :love:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Thanks a lot :)
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Amai-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
There's something very cinderella-y about this image. Adorable little guy. Those white whiskers are very striking.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks a lot, I agree about the "Cinderellaness" of this picture, I had not thought about it when I took it though ^^
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TheRavenHawke Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He is so cute! I love the curly whiskers. My rabbits whiskers do the same thing. It's so funny.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thank you :)
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cydoniaandthezetas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, so cute! :heart:
I never understood that there are people who hate rats u_u
they're so cute and intelligent T_T
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Thank you so much, I don't understand this either... I'm pretty sure it's mostly due to wild rats bad reputation unfortunately :(
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Notwendigkeit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Sweet - I used to have rats and mine had 11 babies shortly after I got her from the pet store. Her name quickly became " Momma " She was a white " redish hooded rat" . All her babies came out solid brown but one. He was white with a black hood. I called him Sylvester and kept him for a while . I had a few extra " converted bird " cages and posted a sign in a local " Farm supply store " and gave them away to people seaking hand raised ( hand tame ) rats. The market for rats is not in high demand. But Free w/ cage was a great price, so I managed to get them all new homes. Eventualy I had to move and gave momma and Sylvester away to an old co-worker. I miss them sometimes. I think rats get a bad name sometimes. They can be very sweet and entertaining. These pics remind me of how cute they can be.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Sorry you had to give away your ratties :(
Rats can be very sweet and entertaining indeed, they are very affectionate and smart creatures :heart:
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: So cute!
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: So cute!
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Thanks :hug:
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Claire-Lacaes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
trop mignon ^_^

Les couleurs sur ta photo sont magnifiques !
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Merci beaucoup :hug:
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singingyou2shipwreck Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
augh I love him so much!
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I love him very much too ^^
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LlamaWaltz Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
This reminds me of the movie Ratatouille. Like a rat who wants to be more human.
Very cute.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Thank you ^^
He loves good food too, actually I'm pretty sure rats would cook if they could as they are quite picky with what they eat ^^
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Habueris Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Ohhh my gosh he is adorable. He reminds me of a rat I used to have named Boots. I seriously have to leave this page now before I explode from the cute.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Haha ^^ Thanks a lot :)
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coffeedunk Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Gorgeous shot, and look at that adorable little face!
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Thank you :)
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Duzloo Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very adorable picture - I really can't get enough of your lovely photos :love:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Aww thanks :hug:
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You're welcome! :glomp:
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toteZitrone Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cinderrella 2.0 :heart:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
That perfectly fits the picture :D
Thanks :)
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Claudia-SG Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
cuute! :love: and lovely shoe as well....:aww:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Thanks a lot :)
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Claudia-SG Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
:blowkiss:
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