Providing The Best Veterinary Care For Pet Mice And Rats

Our vast knowledge of unusual pet care extends to rat and mouse care as well. The Unusual Pet Vets are located in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast. Our veterinary teams have a deep understanding of pocket pets and the health and husbandry care needed to ensure they live a healthy, happy life.

Our services are designed to allow you – their faithful keeper – to create perfect home conditions. Keep them adequately nourished with their favourite food, keep them happy with the right daily care, and in contact with an expert rodent vet that helps them to lead a healthy life.

The Difference Between Rats And Mice

To the casual eye these two classes of rodent look particularly alike. So what is the difference between rats and mice? Here are a few:

Adult mice are much smaller than adult rats. In some cases, adult mice may be smaller than infant rats.

Behaviourally speaking, mice are generally the bolder of the two being curious, whilst rats are the craftier choosing to be cautious.

Experts In Pocket Pet Heath

Word to the wise and any rat vet near you should tell you the same – if not, allow us – we strongly advise against keeping the two species in the same cage. It is not a good idea at all as the two are not natural friends and will seldom get along – keeping them in the same cage usually results in injury or worse.

In general, both rats and mice are fairly easy to keep. They take up a minimal amount of space and require relatively straight-forward care. Both species of rodent are intelligent and have an appetite for just about anything.

An aspect of rat care and mouse care not to be taken for granted is keeping them in the same place – it is a challenge in itself with both species being unrivalled escape artists. A mouse can fit through a 1/4-inch hole whereas a rat can fit through a hole that is a 1/2 inch in diameter. Therefore, it is essential that their living environment or cage is suitable and secure.

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The Unusual Pet Vets will gladly teach and share with you all the rat and pet mouse care details on how to keep your pocket-friendly pet happy and healthy. We will inform you on best practice for:

General rat and mouse care

Food, diet and nutrition

Housing preparation

Hygiene

Rodent Behaviour

Health check-ups including dietary and housing requirements

Respiratory Disease management

Desexing

Surgery and hospital care

Dentistry

Patient Story

Mary a gorgeous little rat presented to our Jindalee team for a second opinion due to a fast-growing mass inside her abdomen.

Radiographs were taken by the initial clinics but were inconclusive. We performed an ultrasound that identified a fluid-filled mass that was suspected to be part of her reproductive tract.

Mary was admitted for surgery and the mass was successfully removed. It weighed in at a total of 53 grams, which equalled 20% of her body weight! While Mary was under anaesthetic, she was also desexed at the same time to prevent future reproductive issues.

Mary recovered extremely well from her procedure and was reported to be back to her normal, happy self just 24 hours after the surgery. She was such a little trooper!

Mary rat and mouse
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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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