Dogs and cats are wonderful companions, but some people may prefer the companionship of a rabbit, bearded dragon, parakeet, or any combination of pets.
Dogs and cats are wonderful companions, but some people may prefer the companionship of a rabbit, bearded dragon, parakeet, or any combination of pets. Exotic pets are just as easy to bond with, but they also have their share of health needs to consider. Consequently, our veterinarians in Naples are highly trained and skilled in helping people who share their homes with these unique pets. We respect and appreciate animals of all kinds, and we know how important it is to make sure that they're receiving excellent care. Call us at (239) 778-9777 to set up your next visit, or fill out our online appointment request with an exotic vet today!
Rabbits and other small mammals such as guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, and chinchillas are ideal pets for people who may not have space or resources for a larger pet, or simply prefer smaller species. However, these pocket-sized critters are still a big responsibility, and the scope of their needs should not be taken for granted. Since small mammals live shorter lives than cats and dogs, yearly wellness exams are essential. In addition, we can offer recommendations for:
Habitat (size, structure, what to include, how to clean)
While small, these animals need sufficient space to wander around and engage with their surroundings. Let our exotic vet know if you have questions about maintaining the right habitat and keeping your pint-sized pet happy.
Birds have very unique needs regarding health and husbandry. These include:
Daily interaction with you (and another bird companion if possible)
Spacious, clean cages with room to unfold their wings and/or fly around
Objects to occupy their attention such as toys, mirrors, and bells
Proper grooming (especially nail trims)
We strongly recommend routine physical exams and wellness screening to fully assess your bird's health. Diagnosing an illness in your bird can be challenging, so we will be happy to discuss common signs to look out for so we can treat them quickly. Overall, our veterinarians can address a full range of needs for your pet to prevent disease and help them live the longest, healthiest life possible.
Reptiles can be cute and cuddly, too--just ask their owners! While they may not be soft and fuzzy, they're just as deserving of quality care. Like any other pet, reptiles need yearly physical exams so we can check them for illness and other issues. If necessary, we can also utilize diagnostics.
We're always eager to educate reptile owners on a variety of care topics, including:
What to feed your pet and when
How much UV light they need
Items to include in their enclosure
How to tell when your pet is sick
How to properly clean and disinfect your pet's enclosure
If your pet's enclosure is not properly cleaned on a regular basis, they could become sick. Always keep their environment clean, tidy, and climate-controlled according to their species.
You're more than welcome to call us during business hours if you have concerns or questions about your bird, reptile, or small mammal. We're experienced and knowledgeable in exotic vet care and are skilled at recognizing and treating illnesses in various species. To get in touch with our team, just call (239) 778-9777.