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Lorich and Lothar - Fancy rats by DianePhotos Lorich and Lothar - Fancy rats by DianePhotos
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Now that's a biiiig yawn :D

DTC Carlos, renamed Lothar by my boyfriend, mismarked capped spotted black standard eared rex rattie, born January the 29th, 2009. He comes from a French rattery with great and responsible breeding ethics (raterie De la Tarte au Citron, aka DTC) : [link]

Lothar used to live with two very nice ratties but unfortunately these were older than him and passed away two months ago. Their owner loved them very much but since Lothar remained alone then and she wasn't allowed to get any other rattie (her boyfriend is severely allergic to them), she searched for a new home for him where he could get ratties friends to play with.
She was very sad to have to give him away but there was no choice left since Lothar was getting depressed... :(
She contacted me through a french rat forum asking if I could offer him a new home (she's a friend of one of my best friends) and I accepted so she brought him today and we introduced him to my ratties. Everything went just perfect : no squeak at all, he seems to be pretty happy to have new friends :)

Lothar is a sweetheart, a very laid-back buck who loves licking people's hands, cuddling, exploring everything, sleeping in weird positions, chattering during photo sessions and asking for treats :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 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:

Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro
Philips Living Colors lamps
My old customized box (with different colors this time) + white transparent fabric


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NightMeadow Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Oh they're cute! :D But the Lorich - the white one - looks kinda creepy with those' big teeth and big open mouth - like he wants to eat you, how cute! n__n
Haha ^^ Very nice job! :D :iconlaplz:
ilostmyusername Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yawning animals are just the cutest thing ever. :aww:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aww.... fingerssss :D
barbieq25 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Lovely capture!
ziprexa-code230486 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
What do you do with your rats ?? They are always tired !! XD
But it's a good shot ! (again ^^)
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Haha, I do absolutely nothing special... just playing with them and petting them :)
Then they always get sleepy and all cuddly :)
Thank you :)
Duzloo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Rattie yawns = :love:
JeLoveYou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
OH MY GOD. <3 !
Coraki Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
A fearsome roar!

So cute.
Sammybunny711 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Writer
Oh my goodness! I just love my two little fancies and we have a ball every night in the middle hallway of our little apartment. Even though they have plenty of room to explore and play...I think they prefer to hang out on my shoulders or my head, lol. I'm so glad that you take all these beautiful pictures of your sweeties! They look so pretty and cute! Your information page about caring for rats was spot on, too!
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