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Thu & Fri: 8 AM – 5 PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

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Exotic Pet Care

If you’re looking for an exotic vet who can help you understand and meet all your pet’s needs, you’ve come to the right place. Our staff at Stoneledge Animal Hospital are experienced with providing wellness, sick, and emergency care to exotic pets, including small mammals, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and birds.

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Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians, like lizards, snakes, turtles, and frogs, require specialized housing and nutrition to thrive. A standard checkup for these creatures involves a comprehensive examination from head to tail. Your veterinarian might suggest further tests to evaluate your reptile’s overall health and well-being

We see the following exotics:

  • Lizards: All (Including bearded dragons, skinks, chameleons, geckos, iguanas, monitors, and tegus)

  • Chelonians: All (Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins)

  • Snakes: Anything under 5 ft, Non-venomous

  • All Amphibians
  • All Salamanders
  • Axolotls
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Small Mammals

Also known as pocket pets, small exotic mammals include rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, ferrets, and other small creatures.  While a joy to have around, these small pets can need periodic veterinarian attention to stay healthy. Your pocket pet should get an annual checkup, but may also need to see the exotic veterinarian for:

We see the following small mammals:

  •  Rodents: All (Including rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, degus, and chinchillas)

  • Lagomorphs: All (rabbits and hares)

  • Ferrets

  • Sugar Gliders

  • Hedgehogs

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Birds require a special diet and can become malnourished on pet store bird food. We encourage you to talk with us about diet, training, cage considerations, and any health questions you may have. Birds are experts at keeping many health problems hidden until it is too late to fix the problem. Regular veterinary checkups and diagnostic testing can help prevent this tragedy.

We see the following small birds:

  • Companion Avian: Including Budgies, Parakeets, Doves, Pigeons, Conures, Lovebirds, and Songbirds

  • No large parrots at this time

  • Poultry: Single Bird In Clinic (not flocks) (Including Chickens, Ducks, and Geese)