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How Exotic & Avian Veterinarians Help Your Pet

Exotic animals are beautiful to look at in the wild but as pets, they need specific care to keep them healthy. In this post, our Rabun County vets discuss the services they offer to help pet owners care for their exotic pets.

Exotic Medicine in Rabun County

Exotic pets have specific needs and need specialized care throughout their lives. Our team of specialized veterinarians is skilled in offering comprehensive veterinary services for a diverse range of exotic animals, such as rabbits, hampsters, and ferrets. It's essential to prioritize regular check-ups for exotic pets and pets like dogs and cats, to ensure their well-being. Annual wellness examinations are crucial to spot potential health issues early and maintain their overall health and happiness.

Rabun Animal Hospital offers medical and surgical services for exotic pets. We also provide counseling for general care, nutrition, and behavior since these are extremely important to the well-being of exotic pets. We consider the characteristics of every pet we see and customize our preventive care and treatment options accordingly. Learn more about each species below.

Adopting an Exotic Bird

When acquiring an exotic bird, it's crucial to verify the breeder's credibility and ethical breeding practices.

Alternatively, adopting a parrot from a rescue agency offers a wonderful opportunity to offer a home to a bird in need, while also welcoming a new feathered friend into your life. Numerous parrots find themselves in rescue agencies due to their owner's inability to provide adequate care or unforeseen circumstances.

By adopting from a rescue agency, you can provide a great second home for a deserving parrot and also ensure that the bird you adopt has been properly assessed for any health or behavioral issues.

Services For Exotic Birds

The exotic birds we treat include parrots, finches, canaries, and others. 

After you have your bird home for the first week, you should bring your pet in for a routine check-up. Exotic birds need routine veterinary care the same as a dog or cat. Our vets are experienced at meeting the unique veterinary care needs of your exotic pet so they stay happy and healthy for as long as possible.

During your primary wellness checkup, our Rabun County avian vets will thoroughly scrutinize your pet's housing, nutrition, and care. A full physical examination will then be completed. Bloodwork and other screening tests and vaccinations will be recommended if they are needed.

Your vet will discuss any concerns and answer your questions, then they will make treatment recommendations customized to your pet's needs. Other services we offer include vaccinations, emergency care, and preventive care.

Adopting an Exotic Mammal

Ferrets, chinchillas, and hampsters are cute and delicate creatures. Oftentimes, children want to adopt these cuddly creatures without realizing all the care that is involved. It is so important to ensure optimal care for all pets, especially exotic ones. As an exotic pet owner, you need to consider their diet, living conditions, activity levels, and how you interact with them.

When you bring your exotic mammal to Rabun Animal Hospital, our team can advise you on selecting the right food, selecting suitable housing, proper handling techniques, and exercise routines. Look out for signs of potential health issues such as decreased appetite, excessive drooling, nasal and ocular discharge, head tilting, and hair loss.

Services For Exotic Mammals

We treat exotic mammals like ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and more. 

At Rabun Animal Hospital we provide services like surgery, emergency care, and preventive and dental care for exotic pets. Dental health is extremely important in mammals, and tooth-related problems account for a large portion of the illnesses we see in exotic pets. Our exotic vets in Rabun County provide regular evaluation and trimming of the teeth as necessary to help prevent future problems. 

If your exotic mammal is having an emergency please call us at (706) 746-5100 immediately. Our vet can see exotic pets with health or behavior concerns. While we do try our best to work in emergency cases for exotic pets, they may need to be referred to one of the trusted emergency clinics near Rabun County.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Have you recently adopted an exotic pet? Our exotic veterinarians are experienced in treating avian and exotic pets. Contact our Rabun County vets to book an appointment today

We Can't Wait To Meet You!

Rabun Animal Hospital is currently accepting new patients! Our wonderful veterinarians are dedicated to the health and happiness of Rabun County dogs, cats, and exotic pets. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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