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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Testimonials

Customer

I had my guinea pig Dasher booked in for castration and microchipping as part of the Hop Start Package and the staff there were very friendly, insightful, professional and helped to calm my nerves about the surgery. All went really really well and Dasher is loving his new food. I highly recommend them.

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Neek Dianne Blackburn

Customer

Absolutely exceptional, every team member I encountered conducted themselves with absolute professionalism, compassion and care, and should be commended for their awesome work especially with the changed conditions they have had to accommodate for during COVID19.

Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Thank you for going above and beyond to make the loss of our little man Winnie (ferret) as peaceful and painless as possible.

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Angus and Bec

Customer

I cannot thank Dr Kelly and her staff enough for taking such great care of my 2-year-old Blackmoor goldfish ‘Pepper-Potts’.

Removing her eye has given her back her quality of life, she is a very happy girl again. Incredible knowledge, experience & great love and care was given, thank you so very much. 

💙Pepper-Potts & I love you all

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Megan Michelle

Customer

I can’t speak highly enough about the team of vets and vet nurses who saved my baby weiro when he was very close to passing away. The service and care have been exceptional from the very start! Outstanding communication, phone call follow-ups, prompt replies to emails, extremely professional, so caring and empathetic. They really are just AMAZING at The Unusual Pet Vets.

A very special thank you to Dr Luke, who has been so committed to saving my little bird from day one and holding onto hope for him. My family and I are so thankful for you and your team for all you have done for him and for his ongoing care and treatment. You guys are awesome!

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Milly Milloy

Customer

We are so happy to have now found our bird Buddy a fantastic vet service. The service we received from Dr Kelly and her team from start to finish was so welcoming and friendly. 

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Cass C

Customer

I have been taking my python to Dr Josh since I got her 5 years ago. He is always very compassionate and goes through everything in great detail. In the beginning, I asked a LOT of questions and he always made time to answer as soon as he could. The new clinic is fantastic, and I know my animals are 100% safe and comfortable whilst there.

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Madhra Bradley

Customer

Always a pleasure visiting unusual pet vets. They take good care of our birds and answer any of our questions with in-depth responses. I have seen Dr Sam a few times and it’s obvious he loves his job and the animals he treats, and I’m sure all the doctors are the same. 10/10 thanks so much!

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Alex Hamilton

Customer

Fantastic care as always for our bunny with gut stasis. They called to bring our appointment forward to make sure that he received any necessary care as quickly as possible and gave us great information about the problem and the follow-up care and treatment. So reassuring to know that you are in expert hands.

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Jessica Scott

Customer

A wonderful clinic that accepted an adorable, yet dazed Eastern Yellow Robin after it flew into my window. It was such a relief this service was available on a Sunday afternoon before a public holiday. Such commitment to preserving the wellness of our beautiful native wildlife must be commended, we’re so fortunate to have these dedicated saints.

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Nina Pearman

Customer

Absolutely the best vet, they are so caring and dedication to their job. I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you.

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Joshua Charles Fowler

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