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Lorich and Arkanys -Fancy rats by DianePhotos Lorich and Arkanys -Fancy rats by DianePhotos
:bulletred::bulletorange::bulletyellow::bulletgreen::bulletblue: WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT RATS? :bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletred:
:star: READ MY F.A.Q. (handling, care, behavior, etc...)


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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Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro
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Cristall-Darcy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my this is so freaking adorable *_* I am going to die of cuteness overvose!!! I could never take such photos with my rats, they never stay still! Thy are little energy bobms!
Prepare-Your-Bladder Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg so cute! 
I miss my rats !
This grey one looks just like my old rat Willard :aww:
GardenKitty Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EarlSquirrel2017 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Cute! :D
xXRisenFromTheMistXx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww presious!!
Llamalover2459 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Awwwwww!!! So cute!!!
Freela6663 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww so cute.:)
Unicornarama Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aww, they're sleepy! :squee:
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 :)
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Arkanys is pretty lazy ^^
Thank tou :hug:
Turquoisecake Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yawn rats are so cute ; w ;
Creyn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
D'awww! How did you catch Lorich mid-yawn? You have real photography talent!
Potato-Latke Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
digitalbird06 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
AWW look at his little yawn. such a sleepy boy
SnowFaux Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Awwwh, they are so so cute! The eye on Lorich looks very happy.

May I draw a more cartoon-ish version of this?
Rettungsratte Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Awwwwwwwwwwwww *_*
How do you get them so sleepy during your photosession..
I think my little boys would destroy the backgrund or run away and play XD
SoraPaopu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Incredible cute! :heart:
BlizzardLynn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
incredibly adorable
Catsuro Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
This photo is so adorable... I love Arkanys's expression
Yuki006 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Artist
You're little fancy rats are so adorable
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thanks :)
Yuki006 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Artist
you're welcome ^^ I'm hoping to get a little white mouse of my own
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
If you take only one mouse, please take a male : male mice have to live alone while females need at least one cagemate of the same sex ;)

That's not the same with rats, both males and females need at least one cagemate of the same sex else they can develop severe behavioral issues.

The downside with mice is their smell and short lifespan... They smell much more than rats although they are smaller. I remember when I had 24 rats at home (I was fostering maaaany rats because of 3 huge rescue missions where the rats were about to be killed) and one mouse I fostered too... The mouse smelled much more than the 24 rats ^^;
Yuki006 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Artist
Hm, I didn't know that but I think my mother would freak out if I got more than one, and I was planning to get a male anyway.

oh wow, really? Didn't know that either, if anything I figured it to be the other way around ^ ^;
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Actually mice are much more smelly than rats, all the people I know who have owned both told me the same. Rats do not smell a lot compared to many other rodents, they actually barely smell anything if the cage is cleaned often enough :)
Yuki006 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Artist
x3 ah, I see well I still plan to do more research since I don't know anyone who own mice ^ ^;
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Mice care is basically the same as rats although mice need wheels and male mice have to live alone... Maybe this website can help you : [link]

You can also read my rat F.A.Q. for more informations since most of them informations are valid with mice (such as feeding, housing, bedding, general care).
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Christmas2007 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
slllllleeeppppy babys. AWW!
The blackkkkk one looks like mine his name is Zero.
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you =)
Zero must be pretty cute =)
Christmas2007 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
No problem.
And he is!
AilinStock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Sooooooo cute! I'm always so happy to see people promoting rats as pets. They have such a bad reputation, but they're so sweet. I got my first rat completely by accident, and I'll admit that the fact that he was a rat really put me off at first, but during the time we were together he became one of my best friends.

Anyway, I adore your photos!
MizuWolf Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
hello!! can you help me? I just bought two rats a couple days ago, do you have any tips on care that you would like to share with a new rat mommy? I need help!!
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Please checkout my F.A.Q linked at the top of the description, there's everything you need to know about rats there ;)
MizuWolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you much is apperciated!!
DorianStretton Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here [link] :D
JakeNickleby Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Awe! :)
Masdevallia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
This is lovely :) And Arkanys is gorgeous :D
Do they really play with you? I'm surprised, I didn't think rats, hamsters, mice or anything did. I had hamsters, myself, in the past, and they didn't really want to be stroked or picked up, or anything :/ I also had a rat, and that didn't seem too interested in me either, though I didn't dare to actually play with it (I was like 10 and only knew that people said rats would hurt you).
littlebitRandom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
super cute
the-dutch-girl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
they're so cute togheter
and love the pink! its not manly like but it fits ;)
Kazuyalord Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are amazing! And the rats are just epic.
pickle131 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
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