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Exotic Pet Care

Your exotic pet can benefit greatly from regular checkups and wellness visits. The development of health issues can be gradual and difficult to detect, even for the most observant owner. This is why we recommend regular veterinary examinations for all exotic pets. During the wellness exam, your pet will receive a full physical exam and health checkup, as well as recommendations and advice on caring for your exotic. We offer a wide array of wellness services for rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs, rats, mice, sugar gliders, chinchillas, pet birds, tortoises, snakes and many other small mammals and reptiles here at Trumbull Animal Hospital, including:

  • Information on proper diet and husbandry
  • Grooming (Beak, wing, nail, and hoof)
  • Intestinal parasite screen
  • Oral examination and Dental care
  • Evaluation for external parasites
  • Weight checks
  • Blood screening
  • Sex determination
  • Spay/neuter procedures
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Diagnostic imaging 

Emergencies

Subtle changes in your exotic pet can be an indication that you need to seek help from your veterinarian.  Please call us right away if your pet is exhibiting signs of illness or injury. It may be an emergency situation for your pet.

  • Changes in behavior
  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea or persistent abnormal droppings
  • Absence of fecal material
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Abnormal breathing
  • Distended abdomen
  • Weight loss

Call us today if you have any questions regarding your pet’s health or if you would like to schedule a wellness exam for your exotic pet.