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Avian & Exotic Pets

At Houston County Animal Clinic in Erin, our vets provide care for exotic pets including birds and small mammals such as rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs.

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Quality Care for Birds & Small Mammals in Erin

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 and small mammals with routine veterinary care so they can live long and healthy lives. We can also provide urgent care for exotic pets that are injured or feeling unwell. 

Our skilled veterinarians are well-trained in the care of birds and small mammals and can give you all the information you need for proper exotic pet care. 

Avian & Exotic Pet Services, Erin Veterinarians

FAQ's for Care of Exotic Pets

At Houston County 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 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 vaccines will be discussed and recommended when indicated. 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 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  (931) 289-4138 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.

Exotics We Treat

At Houston County Animal Clinic, we provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:

Birds

Parrots, finches, canaries, backyard poultry, and others.

Exotic Mammals

Ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.

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New Patients Always Welcome

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

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