|Comprehensive Health Check & Husbandry Assessment||Microchipping & Registration|
|Gender Identification||UVB Light Testing*|
|Faecal Testing||Viral or Pathogen Testing|
|Radiography (x-ray)||Nails and Food or Supplement|
What is the ScaleStart Package?
Our ScaleStart package is designed for owners of pet lizards to help ensure all aspects of their health and wellbeing are being managed and catered for.
The first few months with any new pet can bedaunting so this package will give you peace of mind while providing your lizard with premiumveterinary care. This is an all-inclusive package made for lizard owners.
What Is Included In The ScaleStart package?
- Comprehensive Health Check & Husbandry Assessment
The key to your lizard’s health starts with their environment and diet. As each species of reptile has different requirements, our vets will assess these in detail and work with you to achieve the best enclosure and diet for your species. Reptiles are masters of hiding their illness. In the ScaleStart package a complete physical exam will be performed by our experienced reptile vets.
- Gender Identification
Knowing the gender of your lizard can be an important part of keeping these reptiles. It can give valuable insight into behaviour and medical aspects of your snake. The ScaleStart program includes the gender identification of your lizard once they are old enough to be accurately sexed.
- Faecal Testing
Many reptiles are carriers of internal parasites. Left undiagnosed and untreated, these parasites can cause severe illness. Early detection and intervention are essential for your lizard’s health. For this reason, a faecal analysis is included in the ScaleStart package.
- Radiology (X-ray)
A common problem encountered in our pet lizards is reduced bone density. A full body radiograph to check for abnormalities is included in this package.
- Microchipping and Registration
Microchip identification is a safe and highly effective means of identifying your pet. Microchips enable lost reptiles to be reunited with their owner and offers a way to permanently identify your lizard. Microchip implantation and lifetime registration on a national database is included in the package.
- UVB Light Testing
The quality function of your snake’s UVB light is an important component to their health and wellbeing. As part of this program, we offer testing of your current UVB light set up to ensure proper function and output within your lizard’s enclosure.
- Viral or Pathogen Testing
Reptile viruses are a growing concern in our pet lizards. Reptiles can carry these viruses for years before they show any signs of infection. The package includes one viral test which is chosen based on discussion with your vet.
- Nails and Food or Supplement
Our captive lizards often get overgrown nails in the captive environment, as they have less space and opportunity to climb. As part of the package, we will clip your lizard’s nails if required and send them home with a special bag of food or a supplement.
How Much Does It Cost?
The ScaleStart package costs $590.
How Do I Sign Up For The ScaleStart Package?
You can sign up for the ScaleStart package by contacting your Unusual Pet Vets team or stopping into the clinic.
*Not all of our locations have the ability to undertake UVB light testing; it is a free included extra for those clinics that can offer it.