Pet Care Blog

Voluntary Medications

Unfortunately when our pet birds are unwell they often require medicines to make them feel better. To ensure that antibiotics are other medications are properly absorbed we usually administer these medications directly into the mouth. Unfortunately some birds and...

Tyler’s missing tail

Tyler the Bearded Dragon had his entire tail and two toes bitten off by his clutch mates when he was only a few weeks old and weighed only 5 grams! After the incident this little dragon was lucky enough to find his way into the very capable hands of one of BBEVS...

Well hello you handsome Rooster…

Young Nugget came in for a visit last week following some respiratory troubles. Here you can see this gentle giant having a top-to-toe examination with Dr Kimberly Tozer. After heading home with some medication we hear that his devoted mum, Kylie, is very happy with...

Rex the ridge-tailed monitor

This little ridge-tailed monitor came to visit us a few weeks ago for a health check! Ridge tailed monitors are named for their strong tail that is covered in ridged scales. They use this as protection when they are hiding in crevices so no pesky predators can try to...

‘Who is this magnificent specimen?’, I hear you ask…

This lovely lass has not always been such a stunner. Can you believe that she started her life in the confines of a commercial egg farm? After 18 longs months in a cage little bigger than a sheet of A4 paper, her life was considered ‘spent’ and no longer of any value....

Cuddles to brighten your day!

Here are some pictures to warm your heart! Ping the duck visited BBEVS this week for some xrays of his foot after his mum noticed him limping slightly at home. Upon waking from his anaesthetic he was a little anxious and just wanted to be cuddled- he is the cuddliest...

Little Poss – a wildlife case

Meet our friend Little Poss, who came to us after falling from his mum. Unfortunately he had been seen to be separated from his mother for some time before anyone sought help for him. When he was finally able to be seen by a vet, he was found to be extremely thin,...

We need your feathers!

Did you know that your bird’s moulted feathers could help a bird in need? ‘Imping’ is a process whereby moulted feathers are ‘transplanted’ into another birds wings or tail. Imping usually takes place after a less than ideal wing clip, following trauma leaving a bird...

Zoo Studio art work

You might spy some beautiful new artwork in our consultation rooms here at Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Service. Zoo Studio – Animal Art Photography have kindly supplied stunning images featuring some of our little, exotic creatures. Did you know that you too...

Caring for live food

Caring for your live food is an important part of maintaining your pet’s own health and wellbeing. Be it frogs, lizards or even small birds, live food can play an integral part of their nutritional, breeding and enrichment routine. Feeding unhealthy or unhygienic live...

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