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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...

Rat Nutrition

These little creatures are much less fussy than many of our other patients, and being omnivores, they can eat a large variety of different food items. However, this doesn’t mean everything they eat is good for them and (much like us!) if given the choice they often...

Bedding Recommendations for Reptiles

To finish our monthly theme of appropriate substrates we are talking about reptiles! Appropriate caging substrates are important to maintain the health of your reptile. Having bedding that is too dusty can predispose to respiratory irritation, some substrates are...

Bedding for our Rodent Friends

Hi everyone! Today we are going to talk to you about bedding for our rodent friends! Did you know that respiratory problems in rodents and their cage substrate can be linked? Respiratory problems are common and can be severe in pet rats and mice. These include...

Suitable bedding for Guinea Pigs

Hi everyone, today we are talking about guinea pig bedding! There are a multitude of different bedding types available for guinea pigs, however our vets also see a number of problems associated with some of these products.  Ideal bedding should provide comfort and...

Appropriate bedding material for Birds

We thought we would start the month by talking about birds! Anyone who owns a parrot would be pretty aware they often like to CHEW! This means we have to be very careful about what we include in their environment to prevent some health issues! The two most common...

Reptile Prophylactic Desexing

To follow on from our monthly theme of prophylactic desexing of exotic pets today we’re talking about reptiles! Many people don’t realise that reptiles can get reproductive problems, particularly the females.  Snakes, lizards and turtles can all lay eggs (though not...

Desexing Guinea Pigs

This week, we will be discussing the importance of desexing guinea pigs!  Many people are often unaware that it is possible to desex guinea pigs, and that there are a number of health benefits to doing this at a younger age.   Did you know that female guinea pigs can...

Prophylactic desexing of Rats

** CAUTION – some graphic images ahead**   Hi everyone! This month we are going to talk to you all about the importance of de-sexing various exotic pets! Many people think that de-sexing procedures are only for dogs and cats but that isn’t true. We advise...

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