Keeping rabbits healthy takes more than the occasional carrot – it takes years of accumulated knowledge, experience and skill. Furthermore, it takes a rabbit vet with a real grip on all things bunny-related. As with all creatures, rabbits exhibit behaviours that are specific to just them, our long-eared, furry friends.
Did You Know?
In their natural setting rabbits are prey, hence their instinct is usually to hide any symptoms or signs of illness. Noticing even a slight change in behaviour can make all the difference to your rabbit’s wellbeing. The faster a problem is recognised, the quicker the right medication or treatment can be prescribed.
Why Choose The Unusual Pet Vets
The Unusual Pet Vets is an experienced team of veterinarians that provide advanced pet rabbit care. Part of our committed service is our regular check-ups where we take a close look at your rabbit’s ears, eyes, teeth, and gut to make sure your rabbit is in good health.
Our Perth and Melbourne clinics offer a wide range of services to ensure that your rabbit enjoys a long, healthy life.
Our dedicated rabbit vets are committed to helping you create the perfect home conditions for your pet bunny. Concerning the eating habits of your rabbit, we offer comprehensive information on which green treats and vegetables will become their favourites. We like to share all the little titbits on pet rabbit care that often pass most of us by – including some of the little gestures your rabbit makes to communicate with you. After all, the better you know your bunny the better your relationship will be.
Our Perth and Melbourne based veterinarians all have special interests and experience with exotic and unusual pets, especially rabbits.
Rabbits require specific attention and experience. At The Unusual Pet Vets, we guarantee that your rabbit will receive quality care. Our services include:
Health check-ups including dietary and housing requirements
Rabbit vaccinations to prevent life-threatening illness and disease
A wide range of food and toy products that are safe for rabbits
Advanced rabbit surgery and hospital care
Harry, a two-year-old bunny was presented to our Balcatta team after his owners reported that he was quieter in himself and didn’t appear to have much of an appetite.
On examination we discovered that Harry was suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) stasis, a condition in which the digestive system slows down considerably. We see this condition a lot in our patients and there is generally an underlying cause. In Harry’s case, we found a dental spur (a sharp point on one of his teeth) that was making him very uncomfortable.
Harry was stabilised then anaesthetised so that we could perform a dental float to correct back the spur that had developed and any remaining abnormalities that were present. Harry was an absolute legend and an hour after his procedure he was eating normally and back to his happy, healthy self.
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.
Neek Dianne Blackburn
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.
Angus and Bec
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Absolutely the best vet, they are so caring and dedication to their job. I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you.
Joshua Charles Fowler
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We’ve put together a collection of rabbit care and information sheets to help you feed rabbits properly, identify diseases that often occur, and how to generally care for your beloved pet.
- Abcess Wound Care And Flushing
- Anaemia In Rabbits And Guinea Pigs
- Bladder Stones, Sludge And Grit
- Bloat (Gastric Dilation) In Rabbits
- Cardiac Disease
- Cataracts In Rabbits
- Chest Masses In Rabbits – Thymoma
- Cheyletiella Parasitivorax – Rabbit Fur Mite
- Chronic Gut Stasis In Rabbits
- Coccidia In Rabbits
- Dacryocystitis – Weepy Eye
- Dental Disease In Rabbits And Guinea Pigs
- Rabbit And Guinea Pig Bladder Stones
- Rabbit Dental Procedure – What To Expect
- Rabbit Ear Diseases
- Rabbit Syphilis
- Renal Disease
- Retrobulbar Problems In Rabbits
- Ringworm In Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, Rats And Mice
- Splay Leg In Rabbits
- Upper Respiratory Disease
- Urine Scalding In Rabbits
- Uterine Cancer
- Uveitis – Eye Inflammation
- Vestibular Disease In Rabbits