I think it's great that your taking in this little one in need of a home. Your getting 2 christmas presents for yourself!! haha. You mentioned that the college you attend has a zoology department that sees exotic animals. Is it student run? Did you find it to be less expensive then an exotics vet? Do they perform major procedures? Do they have a blood lab and such? I'm just curious because I go to a walk in clinic that is student run (there are doctors on but the students really do run it) and I really prefer the students. I find that they are far more determined to find underlaying issues as opposed to just fixing the problem presented. Maybe i'll search the colleges/unis around my area to find one!