Quality Care for Reptiles, Birds & Small Mammals in Port Jefferson
We know that caring for your exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.
Our team is dedicated to providing birds, reptiles, and small mammals with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pets are not feeling well and you need assurances about their health.
Our staff is well-trained in the care of birds, reptiles, and small mammals and can help you keep your exotic pet healthy.
FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets
At Jefferson Animal Hospital, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your bird or other exotic pet. Exotic pets can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.
- What is the avian species?
The avian species involves any things relating to 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 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 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, its habitat and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.
- What can I expect at an avian veterinary appointment?
When you bring your avian friend in for an appointment, the vet will complete a thorough routine exam to assess the general health of your pet.
We'll recommend appropriate preventive care, perform any required tests, and answer any questions you may have about at-home care.
- What does a veterinarian for exotic mammals do?
Much like cats and dogs, small mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and other exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help them live long, happy, and healthy life. Our vets are trained in the unique care and husbandry needs and veterinary treatment of these species.
Specifically, we perform routine exams, conduct assessments, and recommend diagnostics and treatment for health conditions and illnesses.
Exotics We Treat
At Jefferson 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.