Avian-Exotic

bearded dragonOur doctors treat birds, turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and various other “pocket pets”. As a bird or exotic pet owner, it is often difficult to find reliable information about their management and care (husbandry).

“We take the time to make sure you are prepared to meet the special needs of your unique pet.”

This is especially important because many of the medical problems we see in avian and exotic pets are related to an improper diet or environmental problems.

Did you know that some parrots can even develop atherosclerosis similar to the plaque that is produced in the arteries of people?

Problems related to improper diets:
Scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) in guinea pigs can lead to swollen joints and loose teeth.
Obesity in Birds – due to diets that are too high in fat
Metabolic bone disease in reptiles from a deficiency in Vitamin D and/or calcium. This results in weak bones, swollen limbs, poor appetite and tremors.

Environmental issues:
Shell rot in aquatic turtles
Burns in snakes and lizards from heat rocks or other heating elements in their cages.

We also provide routine grooming services for avian and exotic pets, most commonly:
Nail trims
Wing trims
Beak trims
Teeth trims

Internet Resources
Amphibians & Reptiles
House Rabbit Society
Exotic Pet Vet

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