Exotic species are becoming more common as captive animals in the UK and vary from traditional companion species such as rabbits and budgies, to highly complex and valuable working and exhibition animals like falcons and eagles.
Not only do these species have very different anatomy and physiology to domestic pets but they often have complex husbandry requirements and captive management can be a factor in many pathologies. Our team of vets are familiar not only with the veterinary management of exotics but have a wide range of personal experience in aviculture and falconry as well as management and breeding of reptiles and exotic mammals.
24 Hour Service
As part of the Manor Vets Group we are able to offer a 24-hour service which includes emergency care of exotic species and we have exotics vets available at all times to provide advice on exotic animal veterinary care and accept referred cases if necessary. 24-hour emergency service is based at Manor Vets Halesowen.
Our exotic pets’ vets cover animals such as:
Small Psittacines (Budgies,Cockatiels), Large Psittacines (Parakeets and Parrots), Poultry, Raptors, Owls, Game birds, Passerines, Softbills, Waterfowl, Racing pigeons, Ratites, Penguins
Lizards (Monitors, Dragons, Geckos, Chameleons, Iguanas, Gila Monsters), Snakes (Boas, Pythons, Colubrids), Chelonia (Tortoises, Terrapins, Turtles), Crocodilia (Caiman, Crocodiles)
Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, Axolotls
Mice, Rats, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Guinea pigs, Degus, Chipmunks, Ground Squirrels, Gerbils
Rabbits, Ferrets, Primates (Marmosets, Capuchins, Lemurs, Baboons, Slow Loris), Otters, Raccoons, Nutria, Wallabies, African pygmy Hedgehogs, Sugar gliders, Two-toed sloths, Big cats (Lions, Cheetahs, Tigers, Leopards), Wolves, Foxes
Marine and freshwater tank fish, Carp, Seahorses
Tarantulas, Scorpions, Millipedes, African Land Snails
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We can answer referral queries and provide advice directly to other veterinary surgeons in the UK.
We cannot comment by email on pets under treatment at other veterinary practices. If you are asking for this, we cannot reply.
It is hard for us to make a diagnosis and comment on many cases unless we see your pet, we would ask that you make an appointment with us for this for us to advise you appropriately.
If you are asking about your pet, please tell us if you are a client of ours and where you live otherwise we will not be able to reply.