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...
01/05/2018
Exotic animals have traditionally had a poor reputation for anaesthetic survival, and this mind set has persisted into modern veterinary medicine. Whilst some statistics suggest that surgery and anesthesia is risky in exotics, this article will review surgeries that are performed everyday at The Unusual Pet Vets. At The Unusual Pet Vets, we see many exoti...
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? IntroductionRespiratory 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 BIRDSHeavy 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 ...