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Helyan 2 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos Helyan 2 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos
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My Helyan looking like a sweet plushie :heart:
I know the composition is quite boring but I really wanted to make a soft formal and centered portrait of him as I've got way too few shots of him...

Helyan - himalayan seal point dumbo rex, born October 4th, 2008 - deceased September 25th, 2010

This rattie was a rehomed rat, his previous owner couldn't keep her rats anymore so I adopted two of them; Krokus and Helyan (she had very beautiful and rare rats, nobody wanted to adopt Krokus -black berkshire standard- and Helyan because they weren't "original" enough compared to the other ones... :fork: )

Helyan was a weird rat, he was a nice little guy but he was autistic so his behavior was very different from the other rats', I had to learn to understand how he tried to communicate since he lacked the normal ratties social codes.
He could be a cuddly boy sometimes and lick our fingers but he tended to be scared without any reason or look at something invisible for hours. I had to hand feed him for over 3 months after I adopted him since he wouldn't eat because he was afraid of other rats. The craziest part of it is that he loved to sleep with them but was scared when they moved. And he let himself die each time I tried to separate him from the other rats, so I had no choice but to feed him where he used to hide.
He learnt to trust people and other rats though and finally became quite curious... not a playful rattie but he seemed to enjoy life much more than he used to at the beginning :heart: He also often asked for cuddles and seemed to be very happy every time he saw me and I talked to him :love:

Unfortunately I had to put him to sleep because of cancer... :tears:

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


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:iconnicoletheblackvixen:
NicoleTheBlackVixen Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her! she looks like mah little chai :D
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mermaidwannabe Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so cute
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bammio Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww he really is beautiful. I absolutely love the photos of your pet rats and I respect you for looking after them so well. :heart:
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Caecanyx Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
adorable :)... I had one too, but she died :(
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Crazyhedgy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
That's an interesting story. Glad to know he's having a good life. :D
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Bleed4Love Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
What can I say, I love blue, soft, light, pale colors and cute, cuddly critters.
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daddysgirl376 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
how many rats do you own?
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Kotlah Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
He looks like a polar bear
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:iconthe-skullcat-mistres:
Bless you for rescuing this little guy and rehabilitating him. You're a great rat parent, very devoted I see, and that is so refreshing to see. He looks like a little doll in this picture.
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slimestone1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
He looks. so. cuddlly!! 8D I just want to smush hims and kiss him and smush him some more x3 Nawww!
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