Surely vaccinating your rabbits should be a bigger priority than thinking of getting more animals?Well I was, but I'm not sure now, as what zany_toon has described, doesn't really match what we have in the college. I'll have to ask someone when I'm there properly, it could be that they were in an old cage with a label on it that someone forgot about. Whatever they were, they were really cute!
Doesn't matter if they are inside or out, there is still a risk of both illnesses. There have been several rabbits this year die of myxo both vaccinated and unvaccinated. Several of those have been house rabbits so no bun is safe, but having them vaccinated gives them that chance to fight the illness.The reason the rabbits aren't vaccinated is because I have had a hard time up to the last few weeks, as I lost my job. As money was tight, (and the rabbits were not outside at all at this point), I restricted it to food, bedding, and emergencies only in case I had a real problem I needed funds for. However, I am starting to slowly get myself out of that awful patch, and as soon as our vets have the 2 in1 at the practice, they will be booked in. As to these rats or whatever they are, I haven't decided, but I'm starting to think they might of been some kind of dormouse as they had a very dormousey-ish face, very rounded with big black eyes.
What they are kept in means nothing, you can't use that to determine what type of animal is being kept That would be like saying you've seen hamsters in [email protected] but because they are being kept in glass tanks only a foot or so in size with others and you've been told by [email protected] staff that they can be kept in a mini duna that they can't possible be syrians Or like saying that you know some one who keeps an animal that is exactly like a rat but it is on it's own and in a glass tank which means it can't possibly be a rat. All that means is that the people looking after them don't give a mouse's ar$e about them to ensure that they get the exact environment that they need (and that includes universities - the one I went two kept hamsters in a tiny glass tank!!!) And I'm guessing that like most rodents acacia rats will come out at some point during the day. The only way you will know if it was acacia rats you saw or not would be to google a picture to see what they look like,Thanks zany_toon. Maybe that's not what these were then, because they were deffinately awake during the day whilst I'm there, and they had them kept in glass tanks (like hamsters) and homemade rabbit type cages.
Try googlin acacia rats using the correct spelling, the description you listed is exactly what they look like.I'm starting to think they might of been some kind of dormouse as they had a very dormousey-ish face, very rounded with big black eyes.