At Safe Harbor Animal Hospital, we take great pride in offering the best veterinary care for pocket pets, exotic pets, and birds in Pensacola, Florida.
Although most animal hospitals in Pensacola, Florida, do not offer veterinary services for exotic pets, Safe Harbor Animal Hospital is equipped to examine them and welcomes them with open arms.
The term ‘exotic pets’ covers a wide range of animals, including:
Small mammals (guinea pigs, rabbits, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, ferrets, and other rodents)
Fish (freshwater, saltwater, corals, etc.)
Invertebrates (hermit crabs, scorpions, tarantulas, etc.)
Amphibians (news, salamanders, frogs, salamanders)
Reptiles (tortoises, turtles, lizards, snakes)
Birds (waterfowl, finches, parrots, raptors for falconry, etc.)
We offer tips on proper husbandry and handling, diagnostic testing, wellness exams as well as behavioral and dietary consultations. We recommend you bring your exotic pet in once or twice a year for wellness examination and preventative care.
Reptiles and amphibians have become popular among pet owners because they are unique and especially engaging, but, they are extra particular in their needs. If you are new to owning and caring for reptiles and amphibians, you should schedule a consultation with your vet soon after bringing your new pet home to ensure they receive the best care possible.
Pocket pets are smaller household animals which include hedgehogs, gerbils, rats, mice, hamsters, and guinea pigs. Every pocket pet is unique and requires different care and treatment. Our veterinarians know the ins and outs of your pet’s health. We can give you handy tips to help you handle your furry friend safely and comfortably. Also, we can talk with you about proper diet, cage accessories, toys as well as advise you on general maintenance.
Teeth in hamsters, guinea pigs, and gerbils grow continuously throughout their lifespan, and often require trimming. Certain chew toys can help keep the teeth worn down and healthy.
Additionally, we provide treatment for small animals suffering from parasite infestation. Parasites such as fleas, mites, and lice are common in our little animal companions.
Note: Many pet stores offer a warranty with a 2-3 week return period. We recommend scheduling a veterinary exam within that time frame.
For our flying friends, we offer many different veterinary services, including wellness exams, behavioral and dietary consultations, blood tests, grooming & wing trimming as well as parasite, bacteria or yeast examinations. We recommend that you bring your bird in for a wellness exam at least once or twice a year; birds are proud critters and usually hide illness until it is far too late.
Other services offered for exotic pets include:
Spay Parasite Screening/Fecal Exam
Nail, Beak, and Wing Trims
For new bird owners, we recommend having a full examination done before taking your new pet home. Birds who have had recent contact with other birds in a pet store are far more likely to be infected with contagious diseases, parasites, or bacteria.
Please call Safe Harbor Animal Hospital today for further inquiries about our exotic pet, pocket pet, and avian pet services in Pensacola, Florida.