Exotic Pet Care

Exotic Pets

Although you may not think your pet is “exotic,” that is the term used to describe an unusual pet. The most common exotic pets include birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, and reptiles. To ensure your exotic pet thrives, it’s important you have an experienced exotic veterinarian to help you along the way! We care for a wide variety of pets, so if your companion is something a little more exotic than the typical pet, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 785-823-2217.

Currently, we see the following exotic pets:

  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Gerbils
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Chinchillas
  • Ferrets
  • Hedgehogs

Don’t see Your Exotic Pet Listed?

If you don’t see your exotic pet on this list but would consider them a “pocket pet”? Give us a call at 785-823-2217 and we’d be happy to help determine whether we can assist you!

Exotics and Illness

The most common reason we see exotic pets are husbandry deficits. This means that the basic care required for health is lacking. There are countless sources of incorrect information including, but unfortunately not limited to, internet sources and retail pet store employees. Keep in mind that an experienced veterinarian is always the best source for care information. Without the proper diet, temperature, and humidity (to name a few!), exotic pets can become ill and even die. It is very important to have a wellness visit with a vet experienced in exotic care to ensure basic needs are being met.

Specialty Services for Exotic Pets

Regardless of species, we recommend annual wellness exams for every patient. Exotic pet exams include a complete health check and conversation regarding husbandry, nutrition, handling, habitat, and other factors that determine their quality of life. If you notice any sign of disease or illness in your rabbit, hedgehog, rodent, ferret, or small mammal, please bring it to our attention immediately. What appears to
be a minor infection, or a small cold can escalate very quickly.

Specialty Services we offer for Exotic Pets Include:

  • Neutering for rabbits
  • *Soft tissue surgeries
  • Blood testing and X-rays
  • Teeth trim for rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs
  • Nail trims for small mammals and reptiles
  • Care for sick and/or injured pets

*Please call us for more info on exotic surgeries.

Exotic Pet Grooming

Exotic pets benefit from a bit of pampering, too! For our avian and small mammal clients, we offer the following grooming services:

  • Teeth trimming for rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Nail trims for all small mammal species

Exotic species are specifically handled by Dr. Chermak and our exceptional veterinary support team.

Schedule an Exotic Pets Appointment

For more information on exotic pet veterinary care for birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles, and other pocket pets please call our office at 785-823-2217 or schedule an appointment today.