Exotic and Avian Care

Exotic pets including birds, turtles, lizards, and snakes need veterinary care too! Don’t wait until there are signs of illness to schedule their first wellness exam. At East Bay Veterinary Hospital, our skilled veterinarians provide comprehensive care for exotic pets. If you have acquired an exotic pet or small mammal, we recommend that you bring your new pet to see us within one to two weeks after purchase. This allows us to review their current health condition and discuss at-home care. During the exam, your pet will also receive:

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Thorough diet history and evaluation
  • Dental examination and dental care as needed
  • Diagnostic tests as needed

Avian Care

Regular wellness exams are an important way to ensure that your pet bird has a clean bill of health. During your bird’s wellness exam at East Bay Veterinary Hospital, we will carefully examine your bird for signs of potential health issues. Birds commonly hide signs of illness, adding to the challenge of making a diagnosis. That’s why it’s important to look for strange behavior or other signs of trouble. For example, a sick bird may spread out their feathers, or sit silently at the bottom of the cage with their eyes closed. Other signs of a health issue include:

  • Changes in weight
  • A change in the consistency, frequency, or color of droppings
  • Sneezing, coughing, blocked nostrils, labored breathing
  • Crusty beak or eyes

If you notice any signs of illness in your pet, please contact us right away. Our veterinarians and staff are highly skilled at treating and caring for avian and exotic pets and are pleased to be able to offer care and guidance. Call us today to schedule an annual wellness exam for your pet bird.