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This is so cool... I just happened upon it while checking out a craigslist near where my nana lives in my constant bunny search.
They're doing a study at Cornell trying to figure out destructive chewing in rabbits... it looks like they think it's a nutrition thing! They're also giving all the supplies! Sooo cool!
I want to go to Cornell to become a vet, I have heard that it is a very good school! The only thing I dislike about it is that they don't allow animals in the dorms! They should even thought most colleges don't...
That is a interesting study they are doing, I will be interested to see the results, I would voulenteer Fern but she is not a destructive chewer at all, she only chews cardboard.
Moonlight_Wolf, that really stinks that they don't permit animals in the dorm... you should state in yor housing application that they are part of a long--term research project you are conducting upon which your final thesis paper will be based! That way you could argue that they have to stay in the dorm all the way until you garduate! Only thing is, you will have to do an actual study on them.... hmmm... lemme think... how about
"Animal Behaviour in Dorms" ......???!!!!
I went to Cornell for undergrad and it makes me so proud to read about studies and papers being published from there. I've even briefly considering applying to their vet program, but that's mostly on the days I can't stand my current job
I'm really curious to hear what they find out!
Moonlight_Wolf: They don't allow animals in the dorms, but vets students live in off campus housing anyway and most that I knew had plenty of pets. Only undergrad students live in dorms, and there are plenty of apartments to move to after freshman year (some allow pets, some don't, but I had gerbils and my landlord never noticed). Also, I was just in Pittsford last weekend visiting my mother-in-law. What a cute town!