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Arkanys 4 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos Arkanys 4 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos
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 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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I've never exactly been a fan of rodents but I must say that this is rather adorable. Hey, I like seashells too! :flirty: You have really managed to capture that innocent and playful emotion so very well here and I really think it is enough to make any light hearted person say Awwwww.... when viewing it. Makes you wonder if the little creature is chewing on it because it's just that hungry or because it's posing for the camera. :camera: Haha, well of course not! As for the colors, I think perhaps brightening up the darker shades thus making the entire pic look softer may have helped but I don't believe it's something that would be absolutely necessary for a pic like this one. Wonderful photo!
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zarhx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I adopted a sickly looking balding rat that turned out to be a Rex rat D: I'd never heard of them before I started researching about young, bald rats with weird whiskers.
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PrancingPonyxx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
0_0 Ears. Ears, ears, ears.

SO. FRICKIN'. KYOOT.
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Gumidrop Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
How do u take these pictures ?? ther amazinggg
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Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i miss simon and Noland so much now... but he is adorable, you are so lucky. :)
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Aww thank you :hug:
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Brightface Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
So sweet... It's just adorable how he look! :love:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Aww thanks :)
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Brightface Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
You're welcome! :aww:
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jimmyeatsyourworld Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I have to ask; is the shell he's chewing on a prop, or do you give it to him to wear down his teeth? I've never thought to use sea shells before. :noes:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
He just tasted it and decided it wasn't good enough, it was just meant to be a piece of the background ;)
I give my ratties pieces of hazel tree to chew to wear down their teeth :)
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ivyascending Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
it makes me so happy to see pictures like these and know there are others out there who appreciate these wonderful creatures...whenever i tell people i have a pet rat they think its disgusting, which is so sad. ratties are so misunderstood!!!!

lovely pictures. thank you for posting. :)
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Thank you very much!
Rats are wonderful animals, too bad they suffer from such a bad reputation :/
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bichoraroi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
he is a very good model!!
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Thanks :)
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xxTwilightDreamzxx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
for a rat he is downright adorable
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks :)
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Lyrnix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
He is adorable and makes me miss my own rat D:
I can't wait until I'm able to afford another one :3
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
If you take a rat, please take two from the same sex, rats are highly social animals who absolutely need rattie friends to play with ;)

It's all explained here : [link]

Thanks a lot by the way :aww:
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BryanKun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So cute~
Is it eating a peanut? :3
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
It's a sea shell, he just bit it to know if it was tasty enough and finally decided it wasn't :aww:
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BryanKun Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I really thought it was a peanut without the shell xD
But it's still soo cute!
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Cute-Book-Worm Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
He just looks so fluffy and loveable!! :love:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks :)
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Cute-Book-Worm Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
No prob! :D
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Satsujin89 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God.... Arkanys is ADORABLE. The few rats I've come into contact that weren't trying o destroy my house were some of the sweetest things ever.

My friend's pet, Willow, she was so cute. I carried her white rattie ass around school. Sadly, poor Willow died of old age. >_<

XD The second animal I carried around school was my 'nephew', a red tailed boa.... he road in my bra. <.< XDD He thought it was warm under my boobs. LMAO!
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Aww thanks ^^
Rats are wonderful, very smart and sweet :)
I don't know about red tailed boas, but I met some Panterophis Guttatus that were quite nice :)
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Satsujin89 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After playing with Willow and William, I really wanted a pet rat. But my dogs have strong prey drives towards smaller animals. >.<

XD I haven't handled corn snakes that often. But they are very beautiful! Especially the common red colored variety. ^_^
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JulieDoornbos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I am DYING over your rat pics! SO SWEET! I have a single mouse- who is the bee's knees, totally. But I've always wanted to adopt a rat. Sadly we're at max capacity, animals wise. One day maybe I'll have a bigger space. ^_^

I can't get over this shot, though. That face is a heart melter. :aww:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Aww thanks :)
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SpeedHunter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
how cuuute!
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thank you ^^
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SpeedHunter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
You're welcome! :)
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
ahhh he is a cutey and a sweetheart1
my rat was the opposite... a huge cancerous male name Pestilence... but i still loved him
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Haha, I love that name ^^
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
I had a australia punk friend... her rat was named Virus... so i had to choose a suitable name for my rat... I use to joke I should keep collect all the horsemen... war, famine, and death.
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MinjiBby Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Photographer
adorable <3
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks :)
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PersephoneFoxx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
oh! what a little peanut!

these photos make me reminisce when my furry little ladies were that age and that teeny-tiny!

well done on the whole series! i can't decide if my favourites are the shoes or the veggie treats~
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks a lot ^^
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nanosaalmanhosa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
coool ... I LOVE IT
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thank you!
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TricksyPixel Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, what a lovely little man! His fur is so fuzzy. =) Love those dumbo ears~
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Aww thanks :)
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MaireadX Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
haha aw cute! is that a sea shell he's chewing on?
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Yes, I had put some sea shells on the background to give a sea theme to the picture (hence the blue fabric which looks a bit like water) and he tried to chew this one... It wasn't tasty enough though ^^
I gave him some banana chips afterwards, which he enjoyed much more :)

Thanks by the way :)
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MaireadX Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
omg you are definitely welcome. and who doesn't like banana? seriously? my 11 yr old lab will do ANYTHING for banana. :) CUTE LITTLE RAT! :)
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GeesPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute :)
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Thanks :)
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Rat-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
d'awwwww. It's a little baby dumbo... I miss having ratties around my house.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Ratties are the best :aww:
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