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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Nearest vet for your pet

Location of the unusualpetvets

PERTH

BALCATTA CLINIC:

59 Erindale Road
Balcatta, Western Australia 6021
Phone: (08) 6318 5300

MURDOCH CLINIC:

The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University
90 South Street
Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
Phone: (08) 9360 2876

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MELBOURNE

PENINSULA CLINIC:
210 Karingal Drive
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Phone: (03) 8738 3210

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