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My Helyan and HIS tomatoes :aww:

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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:iconkatamaci456:
katamaci456 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cute and did melt!
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Fantasy-JG Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
He sounds so sweet! And i was sitting here reading the little story with a smile. And then i read about the cancer... sorry.. :C
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Writer
*hug*
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:iconrichtofen666:
Richtofen666 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
NYAAAAAAAA!!!!
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:iconcyberkiira:
Cyberkiira Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   Digital Artist
I bet his thinking 'Maybe if I don't move, they won't see me' xDD Or something like that
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:icondewmanna:
dewmanna Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Digital Artist
aww poor rattie :(
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:iconcholie:
cholie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
i really wish i could meet you and your ratties. :D
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:iconludomatico:
ludomatico Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Faboulous!
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:icongoldentoaster:
GoldenToaster Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
aaaa so cute ;-;
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:iconroxxa-chan:
roXXa-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks like my rat ... she looks exactly the same as my <3
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MagpieandFox Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
heartwarmingly sad story
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:iconkatilinmorrow:
KatilinMorrow Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"My Tomatoes!" he must be outraged. (:
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:iconwhite-wing-alchemist:
White-Wing-Alchemist Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Touch my tomato and I'll bite you X3
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:iconlarabear333:
Larabear333 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
This picture is adorable! :D How do you get your rat to stay still? You don't use flash, do you?
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:icon3dcatz:
3DCATZ Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i hang our pictures on the back of my door!
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:iconchibimeli:
chibimeli Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
he must have been one awesome rat when he was still around ^^
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:iconcricket00fur:
cricket00fur Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good choice on the blue light to offset the yellows and red-oranges of his tomatoes :)
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:iconartcandie:
Artcandie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Also I am so sorry to hear about your loss :( :hug:
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:iconartcandie:
Artcandie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
awww! I've seen a few of your pictures and they are adorable!! I love rats such cuties!! This is a wonderful shot too. lovelovelove it!
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SoraLove Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
He was so cute:heart:, sorry for your lost. :iconblueflowerplz:
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:icondisneyphan01:
DisneyPhan01 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww... His expression of "MY nummy tomatoes, you no touchy!" is really cute. :3
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:icondranor44:
dranor44 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student General Artist
reminds me of what my rat Wheaty did yesterday with a carrot ^^
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:iconvan-goghbutterflies:
van-goghbutterflies Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
"Mine," he seems to say. "Not yours. Mine." :)

This is a very interesting photo...I love the warm colors he's paired with.
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:iconabstractk-9:
AbstractK-9 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heylan: "MY tomatoes!!! No takey!!"^^
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JakeNickleby Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
I'm amazed how well they pose!
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:iconaunn-niji:
Aunn-Niji Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Awwwwwwwwww makes me wish that my rats where still alive but now I have a ferret.
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ZombieSperm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I have a rat that looks just like that! He's a dumbo seal point siamese. His name is Bruno :3 seriously the most layed back rat i've owned, he's so sweet, calm, and cuddly. Though, he was a petsmart rat. I don't suggest buying from them, they get their rodents from a place i think its called rainbow farm or something but it's kind of like a puppy mill for rodents. Though, I didn't know that when I bought him.. but seriously he has turned out to be just an excellent rat! Nice shot by the way!
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mara-chu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
OH MY GOD... that is soooooo cuuuute *____*
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MewtwosLittleOne Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I never knew a rat could be autistic. o.o
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:iconmery0:
mery0 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I love rats, and that pictures makes them more sweet than they can be ^^
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Majskorv Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHAHA. What an adorable expression! This is wonderful. Good job.
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goblinrocket Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM
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shilzna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
how do you make em stay still for foto? ;D
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:iconflyleafemma:
Flyleafemma Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i imagine that they are always curious when they see a camera so they usually will stop and smell or stare at it to figure out what's going on.
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:iconshilzna:
shilzna Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
lol thier soooo cute :)
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Bleed4Love Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Now you got a tomato thief in your gallery, eh. Awesome photo! I might just have to fave you for all the adorable ratty photos! :D Can't help but love such cute rats. How many pets do you own?
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Toxxistorm Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I feel dumb asking but do you use a light tent? Because some people I know try putting their rats in a light tent and it's too bright for them and they get scared.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I don't have a light tent, I'm only using desk lamps and Philips Living Colors lamps ;)
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Toxxistorm Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Wow nice job then! I can't imagine keeping my brother's rats still for pictures like that.

Anyways, I HAVE to use a box for my mice. Frisky little buggers.

Anyways beautiful gallery, very cute :3
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Untiokochikun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
The pictures are really wonderful :heart: All the poses are just so cute :heart:
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SilverGryphon8 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Yes, those are definitely his tomatoes. So cute!!
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The-paleWhite Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
He's like: MINE, MINE... and MIIINE!!

<3
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samantha-d Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
omg n___n
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:icontriozex:
Triozex Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Hehe, lovely :-)
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
You're awesome with these prop arrangements! :D
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:iconbrightface:
Brightface Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Aww, so cute... :love:
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:iconpixelbalance:
PixelBalance Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010   Photographer
Hahaha! Nice shot!
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Webdoll Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I cant believe the way she is holding on to her tomato, what a sweet picture, looks like she is saying " don't you touch my tomatoes" :rofl: Helyan lots of kisses to you :kiss:
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Ati08 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Professional
very good (funny)
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Crime-scene-fairy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
He's gorgeous! <3 And so cute with his tomato
I have three rats like him. They were born at the shop we got them and there for almost 6 months before we brought them :(
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