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Avian & Exotic Pets

Exotic pets including birds, reptiles, and small mammals need veterinary care that addresses their unique needs. Our vets at All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital can help.

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Exotic Pet Care in Fairfield, NJ

Caring for your exotic pets requires special knowledge and experience, and our vets are ready to provide preventive care geared to their needs. 

Our staff is passionate about giving birds, reptiles, and small mammals proper care and proactive treatment to support them in living long, healthy lives. We are also here to help when your pets are not feeling well. 

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital's team of skilled professionals in Fairfield, NJ are trained to provide exceptional care to birds, reptiles, and small mammals and can share advice and guidance on how to keep your exotic pet feeling great.

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FAQ's for Care of Exotic Pets

The vets at All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your bird or other exotic pet. 

We can also assess your pet if they are experiencing medical or behavioral issues.

  • Wellness & Preventive Care

    Similar to cats and dogs, birds and other exotic pets need regular veterinary care to help them live long, happy and healthy lives. Our vets are experienced in the unique care, husbandry requirements, and veterinary treatment of these one-of-a-kind species. 

    During our initial wellness visit, the vet will thoroughly review your pet's nutrition, care, and housing before completing a comprehensive physical exam. 

    Health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended when necessary. Our vet will address any health, behavior, or husbandry concerns with you, and answer any questions you may have. Recommendations will be geared to the unique needs of your pet and their family.

  • What can I expect at an exotic appointment?

    When you bring your exotic mammal in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.

  • Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies

    Birds and other exotic pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call  973-227-7789 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian. While we do accept walk-in and work-in emergencies for exotic pets, there may be an additional fee if double booking of appointments occurs.

  • What is an exotic mammal?

    Exotic mammals are small animals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.

  • What is the avian species?

    The avian species involves all things concerning birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for people seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with personalities to spare. 

    Many birds are prey species in the wild and may hide signs of illness as a defense mechanism against predators, making consistent, qualified preventive veterinary care critical to their health and well-being.

  • What are reptiles?

    Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates. Covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales, or a combination of both, they regularly shed an outer layer of skin. These can include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes, and more.

    To give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life, habitat, and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.

Exotics We Treat

At All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital, we provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:


Parrots, finches, canaries, backyard poultry, and others.

Exotic Mammals

Ferrets, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.

Reptiles & Amphibians

Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.

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Welcoming New Patients

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital is now seeing new patients! Our Fairfield, NJ vets are trained to provide care for a wide range of companion animals including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, rodents, and more. Contact our veterinary clinic today to schedule your pet's first appointment.

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