Avian & Exotics

Have you always wanted to own a bird or other exotic animal but held off because you weren’t sure what was involved? We take great pride in providing care for a variety of animals, such as birds, snakes, rabbits, hamsters, and more.

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Avian & Exotics

We work hard to expand and provide our customers with new avian and exotics services.

Some of the species we work with are below.

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Birds

When you clip a bird’s feathers, you protect them as well as protect your home. Wing clipping is a non-painful process that keeps your bird safe and prevents them from chewing holes in your doors and window frames. This procedure limits your bird’s ability to fly, which helps keep them safe from injuries.

When your bird’s feathers get professionally clipped, this ensures that the correct feathers are removed that don’t irritate the skin. Improperly clipped wings will cause your bird to chew or pluck its feathers, and inexperienced wing clipping could potentially result in a blood feather being trimmed on accident, which can become life-threatening.

Along with these services, PAVG also safely performs toenail and beak trims which preserve your bird’s aesthetic appearance. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you’d like to set up an appointment for this procedure.

Rabbits

When rabbits are not feeling well, they tend to hide signs of pain or illness. These furry creatures are also susceptible to other issues including cancer, hairballs, parasites, and overgrown teeth. Please contact PAVG if you notice your rabbit:

  • Has low or increased temperature
  • Gurgling stomach
  • Runny stools
  • Discharge from the nose or eyes
  • Begins tilting their head
  • Has bald patches
  • Has a loss of appetite
  • Shows any other abnormal behavior

Rabbits should also be seen for regular dental checkups to ensure that their teeth are healthy to avoid any severe, life-threatening conditions. We also suggest you have your rabbit spayed or neutered (this does not affect their personality), especially since they can have up to 14 babies at a time and can potentially give birth once a month.

Other benefits of spaying or neutering include:

    • Protection from different types of cancer
    • Less aggression
    • Eliminates spraying, mounting, biting, and destructive chewing
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Ferrets

Ferrets, like other pets, need yearly exams to stay healthy. This lets us keep track of any changes and helps us detect diseases as early as possible when they are easier—and cheaper—to treat. Regular blood tests will help determine if your ferret has kidney, liver, or pancreas issues, and joint problems we see include cancer, parasites, gastrointestinal disease, and ingestion of foreign objects.

When you bring your ferret in for an exam, we will discuss vaccinations and monthly preventives—we also ask that you bring a stool sample so that we can test for internal parasites.

PAVG recommends spaying or neutering your ferret (unless you plan on breeding). Female ferrets that haven’t been spayed will stay in heat until they breed—this could potentially cause anemia (a decrease in red blood cells), which can be fatal. For male ferrets, neutering reduces their body odor, prevents marking, and reduces aggressive behavior.

Also, please note the following symptoms:

    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Hair loss
    • Breathing troubles
    • Black ear wax
    • Nasal or eye discharge
    • Lumps
    • Swelling
    • Increase in aggression or sexual behavior

Our Veterinary Services

Pet Boarding

Pet Preventative

Pet Avian & Exotics

Pet Microchipping

Pet Grooming

Pet Wellness

Pet Diagnostics/Imaging

Pet Oncology

Pet Surgical Services

Pet Laser Therapy

Pet Tonovet Services