Pet Care Blog

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...

How to Safely Transport Reptiles to the Vet

Hello everyone! Earlier this month we posted about safe transport of birds and small mammals to the vet, now we’re moving on to our scaled creatures! Reptiles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and can sometimes be a bit challenging to transport. The most...

How to Transport Your Small Mammal to the Vet

Hello everyone! Last week we spoke to you about transporting our avian friends to the vet, now we are following on with small mammals! We are lucky that we get to see a lot of these cuties in the clinic! There are a number of different ways to transport your guinea...

How to Transport Your Bird to the Vet

Hello everyone! For our educational topic this month we thought we would discuss how to safely bring your pets to the vet! We often have people ask when they book an appointment how to bring in their animal. We are starting with birds and will also include information...

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...

Tour of the Hospital – Where Sick Creatures Stay

Tour of the Clinic! We thought all of our wonderful clients might want to see a behind the scenes tour of our lovely clinic. You guys get to see our reception and consultation rooms but a lot of our work is done ‘out the back’ where we have specialised equipment and...

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...

Healthy Scales

Healthy Scales

To finish off our monthly theme of healthy fur/feathers/scales we are talking about our reptilian friends! Reptiles have very unique skin that is formed into scales. Many people are under the impression that reptile skin is ‘slimy’ – this couldn’t be further from the...

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