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    Not really worth it. All it takes is a cleaner or inspection to notice a slight pet smell and then that's your deposit gone or word to get round in hallswithin earshot of staff. Staff are well within their rights to have an unscheduled inspection if they're at all suspicious of anyone breaking the terms of their contract.

    Also, if you have a weekly visit from cleaners then that's quite frequent moving about for a small pet in a cage. Must be stressful for the poor thing.
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    My rat stayed at mine for a while. Though my room was pretty small and it pretty much ran free the whole time.
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    Only get a hamster/gerbil if you are sure you can afford to keep it.

    It is illegal (and just mean..) not to give a pet medical attention when it needs it, and hamsters do too. If it gets an infection or similar and you need to use an out of hours emergency service, that's likely to be around £100. There are lots of easily treatable problems that hamsters get and yet have to suffer painful slow deaths from.
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    i dont think its fair on the kitten to have to stay in ur room unless u were planning to let it run round the campus
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    my friend had a hamster in her room, the cleaner was fine with it most of the time. However when she had a proper room inspection she put it in her cupboard, went to lectures etc.... then forgot about it. And only wondered what the smell was about a week later. It was utterly revolting.

    Incidently shes studying vet med.
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    One of my friends flats had 2 pet hamsters, a fish and turtles last year. They did room inspections by block so it was just a case of moving it to a flat thats wasnt being inspected before they got caught.
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    (Original post by ice_cube)
    my friend had a hamster in her room, the cleaner was fine with it most of the time. However when she had a proper room inspection she put it in her cupboard, went to lectures etc.... then forgot about it. And only wondered what the smell was about a week later. It was utterly revolting.

    Incidently shes studying vet med.
    Oh my god! How can someone forget they own a pet?
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    (Original post by fran.ha)
    Oh my god! How can someone forget they own a pet?
    You had to meet this girl to believe it...
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    a few people at my uni have dogs, its not allowed but the cleaners are pretty slack if you get on their good side and most of them are left in the car at night.
 
 
 
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