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Lorich and Arkanys -Fancy rats by DianePhotos Lorich and Arkanys -Fancy rats by DianePhotos
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My little boys being very tired. Or comfy ^^

Arkanys, black irish dumbo rex rat, born April the 16th 2010.

He is the sweetest baby rat, very cuddly, licky and playful little boy :heart:
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 Ęgir was always asking for rattie friends to play with, 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 him 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:

Lorich, siamese seal point hooded mismarked velveteen rat, born june the 1st, 2010 (his eyes are really that dark).

Lorich is my newest boy. He comes from an unwanted litter. His mother was pregnant in a pet store and was about to give birth to her babies, she would soon have become snake food. Fortunately, a girl who was there to buy some bedding found her and took her home :)

Lorich is a sweetheart. He is VERY licky, very cuddly and very playful, the perfect little rat :heart: He already loves me and my boyfriend, he reminds me very much of Arkanys (they have a very similar behavior) except he is a bit braver (he doesn't fear any noise ^^). He loves licking our hands, eating, having his cheeks and belly rubbed, playing, sleeping on my shoulder and tangling my hair :heart:

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electricorat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Can I just have them? Just give them both to me, because... THEY'RE SO CUTE.
Artificial-Moonlight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Arkanys is my favorite of your rats... He's just so adorable! :D <3
Sapphiresenthiss Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just: :iconiloveyouplz:
yang Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Lap weasels! Seeing your gorgeous, well-posed photos of your rodent friends only makes me miss my own rats more.
PokeNOMNOMNOM Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, sleepy rats.
I'd love to make pictures of my mice like this, but the one that's super tame just loves sitting on my hand so much, that she keeps running to me everytime I put her down somewhere, hehe.
Your animal picture gallery is a joy to look through!
Eve-Rebil Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Arkanys: Scoot over, you're squishing me!
Lorich: Make me!
They're so cute and smooshed together, aww!
Your rats alwys make me smile :D
roose468 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
AAAAH I really love these rat pictures of yours!!! they“re so cute!!! say, could I possibly use one as a profile picture on my facebook?? you see, I kinda don“t want to use my photos there since they look stupid so I use some nice pictures instead...
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I don't allow the use of my photographs as facebook profiles/avatars/backgrounds anymore as these got stolen many times because people used to see them on many people profiles and thought they were somehow free/stock images and even sometimes sold them... So no more use allowed :/

Sorry about that, I hope you understand.
Thank you very much for asking anyway :hug:
roose468 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Well it“s a shame but of course I understand and the fact that those pictures are god damn cute and awesome won“t be affected by that :D Keep up the good work ;-)
cricket00fur Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh i want to give them both cheek scritches! :D Arkanys looks like he is such a lap-brick :)
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