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The animal unit I work in

Got some pictures of my college animal unit which I have to clean and care for etc etc.

Exotic mice etc and the new (downsized ) chinchilla cages


Giant rat, long eared hedgehog and gophers (and the aviaries outside)


So they got all the mice and stuff nice new cages, but downsized the chinchilla cages and bought really bad hamster cages?



Hamsters and chinchillas on the left, the rest are rats and the one at the bottom are the naked rats


Giant rat enclosure


Green iguana chilling with the leopard tortoises


Exotic rats, lemmings etc


Sugar glider enclosure (actually an indoor aviary)


Cockatiels, quaker (Cadbury), bourke's and Japanese quail in the left, variety of finches and canaries in the middle, on the right is the budgies and Jap quail and on the very end in that very boring aviary is Arnold (CAG) and Rosie (OWA)


Reptile room


Bosk monitor enclosure


Green iguana, RES and leopard tortoise enclosure


Insects and amphibians


The new block (the ones in the pictures) is SO much better than the old rooms. The old place was HORRIBLE.

But this is a lot better. Even though I disagree with what the chinchillas, rats and hamsters are in.

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Wow lots of little animals! Looks like a lot of fun.




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I bet its a TON of work!! So many rodents and reptiles

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FUN!? Yeah, sometimes. But I mostly clean out and do health checks haha

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I'd love to work around those animals, even if it was just cleaning. (Which does sound kind of gross haha.) The fact you are doing animal management makes me SO jealous! I would love to do something with animals in college, I just don't think I have many options.




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We pretty much just do cleaning, it's okay but usually it involves me freaking out about how much I hate the enclosures etc etc and how everything is wrong You should come do the course over here Abby

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Oh wow bet its fun working there


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What do they do with the animals there? Just research them? I love how they have a huge cage for some of the rats, makes me smile. I love rats!



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The normal rats don't have big cages, the giant rat does. They pretty much just have the animals to teach alongside the course for hands on experience. The outdoor animals are never handled or anything (skunk, marmosets, ferrets, all kinds of birds) and are just there to make people think ooo yay they have lots of cool stuff! And to be honest I've taken over the lessons in chelonians, amphibians, lizards, snakes and birds. I really dislike it! Hardly anybody is knowledgeable

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Awww, that sucks.
Well maybe you'll be able to convince them one day on proper care for all of those animals.



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