Exotic Pets

Here's a quick overview of our pet services for small animals and exotic pets.

Our Vets care for a large variety of companions, including small mammals, birds, and lizards. Whether your pet is visiting us for a routine health check, urgent care or for treatment of an ongoing illness, we have an experienced team ready to help.

We are able to cater for medical and surgical needs of:

If you are concerned about your pet please get in touch with us.

Exotic Pets
Exotic Pets

RABBITS

VACCINATIONS 

Rabbits are given a vaccination to protect them against rabbit caliciviral disease.

MICROCHIPPING

You can get your small pets microchipped. The vet will put a small chip under their skin that lasts forever. Your pet's information is linked to the chip's special number. If your pet gets lost or hurt and someone takes them to a shelter, council, or vet clinic, they can scan the chip to find your pet's owner information.

SPEYS/NEUTERS

It is recommended to spay or neuter rabbits to prevent them from having babies and to reduce aggressive behavior, cancer risks, and to make it easier to pair them without any problems. Female rabbits should be spayed when they are around 5-6 months old, before this age, it can be difficult and risky. Male rabbits should be neutered at around 4-5 months old, but it can still be done when they are older. However, it's important to know that males can still get female rabbits pregnant up to 6 weeks after being neutered, so they should be kept separate. Guinea pigs can also be spayed or neutered at 5-6 months old. A female guinea pig shouldn't have her first litter after 6 months old because it can cause problems with labor due to the pelvic bones becoming fused.

BIRDS

Are you considering a pet for your home, but haven't yet decided which one to get? Have you thought about birds? They can make fantastic pets, as they are incredibly intelligent and social creatures, and can even be trained from a young age. Whether you opt for a colorful and chatty budgie, a friendly and affectionate cockatiel, or even a majestic and long-lived parrot, you'll be enjoying their company for many happy years.

It's important to note that different kinds of birds have different lifespans (for example, budgies live for around 5-12 years, while larger parrots can happily exceed 50 years!), so it's essential to discuss this with your veterinarian and consider the responsibility of taking care of your feathered friend throughout their life. Regular veterinary checkups are also incredibly important, as our Vet Services team can give your bird a physical examination, groom and trim them if necessary, and even run some in-house lab tests to screen for any underlying health concerns. So, if you're considering a bird as a pet, know that you'll have a faithful and clever companion by your side with proper care and attention!

Birds Care