Are you an exotic animal lover?
Did you know that one of our veterinarians has an interest in ‘exotic’ pets, such as reptiles and birds?
As people live busier lives and may live in smaller houses or apartments, there has been an increase in the number of people keeping exotics as they generally don’t require as much time to maintain and don’t require large amounts of space.
Generally one of the biggest causes of health problems in exotic pets is inadequate or inappropriate husbandry. When keeping reptiles, it is vital that they are in an appropriate sized enclosure with the correct heating gradient, humidity and diet.
A key point with exotic pets is that they generally only show signs of sickness when they are critically ill - so it is vitally important that you know what is ‘normal’ for them and contact us as early as possible if you notice any abnormalities, even slight changes in appetite or activity levels.