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Motherly love - Fancy rats
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Published: November 23, 2010
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This picture is featured in my rat photography book Fancy Rats - Portraits and Stories published by Amherst Media

An Autumn themed background for Feirefiz and his beautiful mother, Stella. These two are just too cute!

Feirefiz, fawn hooded standard rat, born October the 23rd, 2010.

A very good friend of mine has taken care of a litter of 12 ratties which were meant to be used to feed snakes... she is searching for good homes for them and I went to take some shots of the babies to try to make some of my friends' hearts melt. 
These babies are just too cute, very very sweet and cuddly, very friendly too, even with people they don't know :heart:
Feirefiz is the laziest one of them, he'd rather sleep than eat or play... He LOVES cuddles ! :slow:

Stella, black berkshire standard rat (with a spot on her head), born April 2010.

She is a shy but sweet rat, I love her! She wasn't used to be handled at all as she was only used to "produce snake food" but she soon became quite sweet and slowly learns to trust people. She even asked for cuddles yesterday, she allowed me to pet her for at least 10 minutes, she was even shattering of happiness :heart:

Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro
Green gift wrapping paper
Philips Living Colors lamp
Virginia creeper leaves

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Saranya-16's avatar
Saranya-16|Student General Artist
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aniwablue|Student General Artist
So cute! And good pic! That's great!
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Sanluris's avatar
Sanluris|Hobbyist General Artist
Awww. They're so sweet. This is why I love rats. :heart:
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TrottingPeryton|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh what sweet little rats.
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MichaelJohnMorris|Professional Digital Artist
This is a nice loud raspberry to those who don't think rats can be cute! :D
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Krande's avatar
Rats are one of the cutest creatures :)
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hydecmich's avatar
D'AWWWWWWW!! They make me miss my sweet rattie,Blackjack, so much! He was a very sweet and easy going rex. He passed away from old age (he was about 4) 2 years ago.
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my friend used to have one of those. i remember watching it groom itself every five seconds...i guess that's why they're called fancy rats.
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Cynder1314|Hobbyist General Artist
Cute !
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Gryphon24's avatar
I used to have rats that looked like those.
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gors's avatar
Awww... So cute!
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barbieq25|Student Digital Artist
I love reading about the good progress the rescue ratties are making.

This is a lovely shot.
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DaiikonRadish|Hobbyist General Artist
aw! Soo sweet...
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the-bubblefish's avatar
awww, how sweet. :]
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slug15's avatar
*melts* this is just to cute to handle! :O
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KarliZee|Hobbyist Photographer
cuteness overload!
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sweetpingu|Hobbyist Artist
:giggle: so cute
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EmeraldFoxSeamstress|Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't mind, what does the name Feirefiz mean?
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DianePhotos|Professional Photographer
Feirefiz is a character from the Arthurian legend, there's everything about him here : [link]
He was meant to be Parzival half-brother. I had a fawn rat named Parzifal, so I thought it would be nice to call another fawn rattie Feirefiz (although the original Feirefiz wasn't a redhead but black and white).
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