Providing The Best Veterinary Care For Your Pet Ferret

The eccentric, inquisitive ferret has been domesticated for longer than many realise, dating back more than a thousand years. However, only as recently as 30 years ago has it become a popular household pet and part of the family.

These small animals are extremely intelligent, making them receptive to training for a number of tricks and habits – they will even learn how to use a litter box just like cats.

Though the ferret has a similar appearance to the family of rodents, they are actually members of the carnivorous mustelid family – alongside animals such as weasels, otters and badgers.

Experts In Ferret Health

The Unusual Pet Vets are seasoned ferret vets in Perth and Melbourne with wide arching expertise in ferret care. Our knowledge and experience of all things to do with keeping ferrets as pets makes us your ferret veterinary of choice. The services and attentive ferret care we offer covers all aspects of your ferret’s life, including managing the pungent odour a ferret that has yet to be sterilised gives off.

Despite spending the bulk of their time in a cage, ferrets enjoy a healthy amount of social interaction and care as well as freedom. Ferrets enjoy the freedom to occasionally stretch their legs and roam around the home; they are playful, fun and always lively.

This does also mean they need more special attention than your average everyday pet. Ferret heartworm treatment, ferret vaccinations and ferret desexing are all part and parcel of ensuring your ferret enjoys a happy life.

Prevention Is The Best Medicine!

Sadly, ferrets are susceptible to several medical conditions, especially adrenal disease and intestinal blockages (a consequence of scoffing down scores of inedible items that have no business in their little bodies).

Like other animals, ferrets will exhibit signs and symptoms that they are not well. We will teach you what these are so when the time comes they will be able to get the treatment they need as soon as possible.

Ferret Care

Based in Perth and Melbourne, our experienced team of ferret vets will provide your ferret with advanced veterinary care. The diverse range of services we offer will give your ferret the opportunity to live a life every ferret hopes for. The services we offer include:

Ferret Care

Health check-ups including dietary and housing requirements

Ferret vaccinations to prevent illness and disease

Medical advice and advanced testing

Ferret heartworm and flea treatment

Ferret desexing

Surgery and hospital care

Dental work

Experienced, highly-qualified team with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in dealing with all types birds

High-tech laboratory and the latest equipment, including onsite surgical and anaesthesia facilities

Patient Story

Princess the ferret came in for a scheduled dental scale at our Peninsula clinic.

Ferrets benefit greatly from a regular dental care plan as they are prone to developing dental tartar build up and gingivitis. We recommend basic teeth brushing a few times a week (ideally daily) however understand that in most cases that is a lot easier said than done! Many ferrets won’t tolerate brushing very well and in those cases a dental scale and polish once every 12-36 months helps greatly with maintaining healthy teeth!

Princess was anaesthetised and we performed the dental procedure. The tartar build-up was scaled away and a periodontal probe was used to check and clean below the gum line. We finished by polishing Princess’ teeth until they were pearly white and sparkling!

Princess was on her best behaviour and earned herself our ‘Patient of the Day’ award.

Princess ferret page
Background up

Testimonials

Client – Ferntree Gully

Amazing place with lovely staff. We first came here after a recommendation from a friend after my rabbit had some problems were quickly able to fix them with a few diet changes. I trust them with my rabbits and i love how much you care for them. Would 100% recommend to people because good rabbit savvy vets are hard to find. Thank you for caring about bunnies and other small animals!

Share

Hannah Biggin

Client – Ferntree Gully

We have been taking out little bunny here for the last 2 years. They have been amazing and so helpful with our bunny. Highly recommend for all buns in the area!

Share

Vanessa Jayasinghe

Client – Sunshine Coast

Dr. Alex and the team were fantastic with our situation and our love bird Harley. Very informative and caring about our pets needs and diagnosis. We got courtesy calls to see how the patient was doing. Highly recommended these guys.

Share

Ricky Scott

Client – Osborne Park

So unbelievably appreciative of these guys! I have used them for my Indian Ring neck Ice for many years, and they are great. My partner and I lost our Guinea Pig a few weeks ago, and in the post was a beautiful condolence card. We both were so touched. Your thoughtful actions do not go a miss!

Share

Sophie Munro

Client – Murdoch

I have been bringing my birds to this vet for a long while as my bird Merlin has long existing health issues. They have been nothing but kind and lovely towards me during moments of stress. They have also given my birds lots of love and care. Especially Dr Lucinda, Dr Brandon and Dr Luke. I appreciate all that you have done for my birds and me. 

Share

Monique Jackson

Client – Jindalee

Absolutely love The Unusual Pet Vets Jindalee. Our two piggies have needed care over the past few years, and I can totally trust The Unusual Pet Vet with that care. Both have had different operations for different diagnoses and being 4years old I was concerned with operating on them however the care undertaken throughout the operation and beyond got them through and back to optimal health quickly. Highly recommend this vet for your Unusual Pet.

Share

Stacy Casten

Client – Peninsula

Every single person I spoke to both on the phone and in person was knowledgeable and patient in answering questions I had. In person, everyone there was clearly skilled and comfortable handling my lizard and helped to easily resolve the concerns I was having both immediately, and via advice for long term care. I cannot recommend enough booking in here if you need care for an animal that is not a cat or dog.

Share

Hazel

Client – Sunshine Coast

There is a great positive vibe felt when you walk in the door! The staff are friendly, caring, and welcoming. Highly recommended. Thank you, from Pepper Pig.

Share

Brad Symons

Client – Ferntree Gully

Very professional vets there! They have the vaccination available when every other vet clinic I called didn’t. They know rabbits so well that I was feeling very comfortable and confident to let them take care of my rabbit even though its further from home!

Share

Danielle Lam

Client – Ferntree Gully

Love the welcoming receptionist and the vet. They treated my fur babies with care and also follow-up the subsequent day, just to make sure my bunnies are recovering well.

Share

Timmy Toppy

Background down

Nearest vet for your pet

  • Perth
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Location of the unusualpetvets

PERTH

OSBORNE PARK CLINIC:

Unit 4, 325 Harborne Street
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Phone: (08) 6117 7450

MURDOCH CLINIC:

Unit 6, 170 Murdoch Drive,
Murdoch WA 6150
Phone: (08) 6117 7440

Location of the unusualpetvets

MELBOURNE

PENINSULA CLINIC:
210 Karingal Dr,
Frankston, VIC 3199
Phone: (03) 8738 3210

Location of the unusualpetvets

BRISBANE

JINDALEE CLINIC:
62 Looranah St,
Jindalee, Queensland 4074
Phone: (07) 2104 9499

SUNSHINE COAST CLINIC:

91 King Street
Buderim, QLD 4556
Phone: (07) 5353 6090

Ferret News