16/10/2018
Guinea pigs are growing in popularity as pets and we are starting to see more and more of them come through our clinics. They can make fantastic pets and are full of personality, however do require more care than many people think.  We get lots of questions about guinea pig reproduction and desexing so I thought I would cover some of our more frequently a...
09/09/2018
Common Parasitic and Fungal infections In Birds, Reptiles & Amphibians Important tip:Whilst some over-the-counter products can be effective in the treatment of mites, careful application is needed to avoid toxicity or damage to feathers in birds. Mites There are several species of mites that can affect birds.  Some of these ...
14/08/2018
Just like horses, dogs and cats, exotic animals have a range of microorganisms that live with and on them. Some of these microorganisms are normal, whilst others are dangerous parasites that can cause serious disease. In between these two extremes are the opportunistic microorganisms that only cause disease when their host (the exotic animal) is unwell. Bel...
28/06/2018
Rabbits are a very popular pet seen at The Unusual Pet Vets, for a variety of reasons. Some come in for their routine vaccinations or a check-up, where others can be seen for serious conditions such as hindlimb paralysis or head tilts. A number of rabbits, particularly those with lop-ears, also come in for ear disease. What is ear disease? Ear disease in r...
06/06/2018
We often have people asking us where they can board their exotic pets while they're on holiday, so we've made a little list of those who will give your furry, feathered, or scaley friends a safe place to stay while you're away!  The White Rabbit Retreat The White Rabbit Retreat are located in Maddington. They offer boarding for rabbits and guine...