Exotic Pet Care in Fairfield, NJ
Dr. Isabell Perez and our medical support team is passionate about giving birds, reptiles, and small mammals proper care and proactive treatment to ensure your pets live long, healthy lives. We are also here to help when your pets are not feeling well.
All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital's veterinarian team in Fairfield, NJ is trained to provide basic care to birds, reptiles, and small mammals. They can share advice and guidance on how to keep your exotic pet feeling great. If your pet needs more in-depth care, we will happily refer you to someone who can provide specialty services.
As part of our commitment to the health of exotic pets, we are proud to offer a $20 discount on your companion's first wellness exam with us. Download the certificate to get started.
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.
Ferrets, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.
Reptiles & Amphibians
Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.