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    I've noticed that Tui is occasionally scanning. I'm assuming that this is due to being a REW and is an indication that she has poor eyesight. I am not overly concerned by this as she seems to very easily compensate for any deficiency in her eyesight. She certainly is able to identify what's going on at an earlier stage than Tethra, especially where food is concerned

    I would like to understand how this is caused. I guess it's an effect of albinism? Could anyone recommend any links to sites where we can read about the science of this, please?
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    Can’t help with links etc, but my bridge bun Boots was a REW and would scan, particularly if he was in new surroundings or if anything was moved around. As you say, it didn’t seem to affect him adversely at all, and I think his sense of smell was much better than any other rabbits I’ve had. He could smell a banana being peeled 2 rooms away

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    Elsa scans too.

    Scroll down to 'Albinism, eyes and scanning' on here :

    http://www.vgr1.com/vision/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    Can’t help with links etc, but my bridge bun Boots was a REW and would scan, particularly if he was in new surroundings or if anything was moved around. As you say, it didn’t seem to affect him adversely at all, and I think his sense of smell was much better than any other rabbits I’ve had. He could smell a banana being peeled 2 rooms away
    It's quite weird to watch isn't it I'm assuming that it's not something that will get worse in time, as I think it's caused by a deficiency due to albinism (which is why we'd like to understand how it's happening).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Elsa scans too.

    Scroll down to 'Albinism, eyes and scanning' on here :

    http://www.vgr1.com/vision/
    Thanks, Jane, that's brilliant Looks like a lot of other interesting information there too, which I'll read carefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    It's quite weird to watch isn't it I'm assuming that it's not something that will get worse in time, as I think it's caused by a deficiency due to albinism (which is why we'd like to understand how it's happening).
    It is weird, yes. No, he never got worse, he hated anything being changed around in his room so once we realised, we would make sure to keep it exactly the same for him.

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