One of the saddest situations is when we find unusual and exotic pets that have escaped from their owners.

When a lost or displaced animal presents to our clinic, the first thing we do is scan them using our microchip scanner. The lucky ones come back with a personalised microchip number that allows us to track down their owners. The unlucky ones have no microchip, making it very difficult to locate their owners. Unfortunately, this means that these pets often never make their way back to their homes and are often re-homed.

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What Is a Microchip, and How Does It Work?

The microchip itself is about the size of a rice grain and contains a unique numeric code registered against your details and retrieved if needed. As part of the microchipping procedure, we register the unique code with a national registry. When scanned, the microchip number correlates to your pet’s details and your contact information.

Can All Exotic Pets Be Microchipped?

Yes, all exotic pets can be microchipped. We routinely microchip snakes, lizards, birds, rabbits, ferrets, mice and rats even frogs and turtles.

How Is the Microchip Implanted?

Depending on the species, the microchip is inserted into either the muscle or under the skin. Pain relief is administered, and sometimes a light anaesthetic is given to ensure that the pet is as comfortable as possible during and after the microchip placement.

Microchipping avoids heartache and allows for displaced pets to be reunited with their rightful owners.

If you would like to have your exotic pet microchipped, please schedule an appointment by either contacting us or booking an appointment online.

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Wavy bg testimonials


Informative Service

Very nice and informative service. Lovely vet practice, will definitely recommend to others.

Joanne Marsden

Wonderful and Knowledgeable

Wonderful and knowledgable vet. Took time to thoroughly check over my rabbit and answer all the questions I had. Would recommend to other rabbit owners.

Leona Hazel

Caring and Compassionate

Highly recommend, caring and compassionate no matter how small your pet. Thank you to the unusual pet vets for treating our very sick little mouse Moon, she came back to full health and is now enjoying life in a new home with new cage mates.

Kali and Co

Simply The Best

Cannot speak highly enough of the caring and lovely staff at UPV Osborne Park. Particularly to Dr Kelly for the wonderful treatment and compassion she displayed caring for my much loved
Bugz. Definitely recommend this practice. Simply the Best.

Stephen Waddell

A Great Vet For Exotic Pets

It’s a great vet for exotic pets, we would like to thank Dr Kiara and the nurses for all the help they have done for the bunnies especially when they have been unwell.

Gretel – Thankyou for all the tips and advice on what and what not to do with the bunnies.

We will definitely be recommending to all our exotic animal friends.

Jayde Darton

5 Stars All The Way!

Fantastic vets! Staff are so helpful and friendly. Vet’s are brilliant, they show so much love and compassion to our animals. 5 stars all the way!!

Nayre Manookain

A Huge Thank you

I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to the gang at Murdoch who helped my family and stimmy Cindy. It was a very stressful time and they assisted us with ease! Pricing was also more than reasonable which we were very grateful for. Thank you guys again, my noodle is now on the mend all to you guys.

Brook Oliver

Excellent Service, Caring and Professional Advice

Excellent service, caring and professional advice, and very good handling for our pet bird, on our first visit today at The Unusual Pet Vets, Jindalee. Very helpful, and they also provided further reading for us via email after our appointment regarding a few things we asked about. All staff were lovely and friendly – from the initial phone booking (you can do internet bookings too) to and including the consult. Thank you very much – we’ll definitely be back! Highly recommend.

Lisa Hack

Received the Best Service

Received the best service from Dr Sasha at the Sunshine Coast clinic. She taught me so much in such a kind manner and was very gentle to my Guinea pig. She then followed up by emailing further information on Guinea pig general care. Highly recommend!

Kate Hunter

Amazing and Caring Staff

Amazing and caring staff at the Ferntree Gully Clinic. Our baby rat was not well, and they always made time to help and support her. Very knowledgeable and compassionate. Would highly recommend and absolutely will use again. Thank you to everyone at Ferntree Gully for being there for us and Tabby.

Vicki Freedman