Signs of Illness in Reptiles

Hello everyone! As many of you with reptilian pets would know, they can be challenging to read sometimes! Signs of illness can be very difficult to spot – because often there aren’t any! Reptiles are very adept at hiding any evidence that they are sick, often until...

Signs of Illness in Birds

Hello everyone! This month we thought we would talk to you about signs of illness to look for in our exotic pets. It is extremely important to be on the lookout for these things so that we can address any medical issues as soon as possible. We are starting with our...

Keeping Your Reptile Warm Over Winter

I am sure everyone has noticed that winter is coming – those chilly mornings make it harder and harder to get out of bed! So our education focus this month is on heating for our scaled, furred and feathered pets! Keeping our little critters warm over winter can help...

Safe Transport of Fish and Amphibians to the Vet

To finish off our education topic of ‘Safe Transport’ today we are talking about aquatic creatures! We are lucky at BBEVS that we get to see a wide variety of animals, which includes amphibians such as frogs and axolotls, and even fish. Fish and amphibians are not the...

Signs of Illness in Rodents

Just like many of our other small friends, rats, mice and guinea pigs are all extremely good at hiding when they are unwell. Many exotic species that we keep as pets are very good at this, and our rodent friends are no exception. Rodents are very good at just going...

Feather Health

Hello everyone! We thought this month we would educate everyone on an important topic – feather and skin health! We’re starting off with out feathered friends, but will also touch on mammals and reptiles. What we can see on the outside of our exotic pets can certainly...

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