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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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