13/04/2018
Recently at the Unusual Pet Vets we have seen several young ferrets that have had difficulty walking. Whilst there are many causes of lameness in ferrets, today we will be focusing on one particularly common condition seen in juvenile ferrets. This condition is colloquially known as ‘rickets’, but is more accurately Osteodystrophia fibrosa, or nutritional ...
09/03/2018
WHY IS MY RAT SNEEZING? Introduction Respiratory disease is one of the most common ailments seen in rats at The Unusual Pet Vets. Respiratory disease can be caused by a number of different pathogens with the most most prevalent cause being a mixed bacterial infection. Signs of respiratory disease in rats include: Sneezing Porphyri...
01/02/2018
COMMON TOXINS IN BIRDS Heavy metals – Lead and Zinc   People are often unaware of just how many household objects still contain lead, until their curious parrot starts chewing items around the house and becomes unwell. Lead toxicity in birds usually requires the bird to ingest the lead, as lead can be readily absorbed in acidic environments like ...
14/01/2018
So you have an amphibian... What is an amphibian? Amphibians are classed into three orders: The Anura, which includes frogs and toads The Caudata, which includes salamanders and newts And the Gymnophiona, which includes caecilians (limbless, worm-like creatures) All three of these groups are characterised by being reliant on water and ectot...
12/09/2017
How to Ensure That Your Carpet Remains Rabbit-Proof and Rabbit Friendly This article has been kindly put together by Chemdry Express. Rabbits are a welcome addition to any home because they make great pets. You should make sure that your house is completely suitable for pets before they are allowed to roam free in the home. One of the first things to do ...