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Avian & Exotic Pets

At our Hopkinsville animal clinic, we provide veterinary care for exotic pets including reptiles, birds, and small mammals such as ferrets, hamsters, and rabbits.

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Quality Care for Birds, Reptiles & Small Mammals in Hopkinsville

Our vet team is dedicated to providing birds, reptiles, and small mammals with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. We can also provide care in emergency situations. 

Caring for an exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience and we want you to feel confident that your pet is in good hands. 

Our team is trained in caring for exotic pets and can provide you with all the medical care you need to keep your pet healthy. We can also offer you guidance on your pet's nutrition, grooming, and habitat needs. 

Avian & Exotic Pet Services, Hopkinsville Veterinarians

FAQ's for Care of Exotic Pets

At Skyline Animal Clinic, 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.

  • Wellness & Preventive Care

    Much like cats and dogs, birds and other exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life. Our exotic animal vets are trained in the unique care and husbandry needs and veterinary treatment of these species.

    During the initial wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A complete and thorough physical exam will be performed. Health screening tests and your vet will let you know if they recommend any vaccinations or parasite preventives for your pet.

    Our vet will discuss any husbandry, health, or behavior concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your pet and their family.

  • What can I expect at an exotic appointment?

    When you bring your exotic pet to see our vets for a routine exam, we will assess their overall health and well-being. 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.

    If your pet requires complex or specialist care, we will refer you to an exotic animal hospital near Hopkinsville that has a board-certified exotic pet specialist on its staff. 

  • Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies

    Birds and other exotic pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our emergency team. If possible, please call  (270) 886-6321 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian. 

  • 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 any and all things in relation to birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for people seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with personality 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 Skyline Animal Clinic, we provide dedicated veterinary care for a range of exotic pets, including:

Birds

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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Skyline Animal Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Hopkinsville companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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