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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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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!
SilverGryphon8 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Do rats have cheek pouches like other rodents? Is that why he's got little folds in there?

And something about rattie tongues is just too cute
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Nope, they don't, these little folds are mostly there to prevent them from swallowing toxic or non edible material when they are gnawing things, such as the fold between their lower teeth, which is unfortunately not visible here ;)
Thanks :)
SilverGryphon8 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Huh, cool. Thanks!
burdensdown Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
zenia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'awww I love rat yawns! They are as silly and awesome as hamster yawns!
apple-dark Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Writer
Awww, so cute. I was glad to see a new pic from you right now because my hairless boys all passed away this year (the oldest only made it to 2, but then don't they usually...they had severe respiratory problems) and anyway, I wasn't actively looking for new rats but two found their way to me. I will have them home next Thursday, and apparently they are real sweeties. Anyway, seeing your pictures reminds me of what I am about to embark on again. :)
Guinnygirl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lolol rodents are so funny when they yawn xD My guinea pigs do the same thing
Kartlmingo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Hahaha, this is too cute! :D
isabel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooo tie-tie XD
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