Category: Exotic Care

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Summer Hazards for Birds

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Do you have a pet bird? If so, you’ll want to take some extra care with Polly over the next few months. This time of year can get brutally hot around here. That scorching heat can put all our animal friends—including birds—in danger. A local Scottsdale, AZ vet lists some key hazards to beware of … Read More »

7 Reasons to Love Birds

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May 4th has gone to the birds: it’s National Bird Day! We’re more than happy to celebrate our feathered friends. Wild birds provide cheerful, chirpy background noise, and can be really fun to watch. And as for pet birds, well, Polly may be small, but she can fill some huge spaces in our hearts. In … Read More »

Meet the Skink

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Are you interested in adopting a lizard? While many people go for geckos and monitors, there’s another family of lizards that can also make great animal companions: the Skink Read on as a local Scottsdale, AZ vet discusses these beautiful and captivating critters. Basics Skinks are part of the Scincidae family. There are more than … Read More »

Cute Ways to Pamper a Bearded Dragon

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Do you have a bearded dragon? If so, you’ll want to pay your little buddy some extra attention tomorrow. January 16th is Appreciate A Dragon Day! Read on as a Scottsdale, AZ vet offers some tips on how to pamper your pint-sized dinosaur. Hangout Time Your pet may really enjoy hanging out on your arm … Read More »

Reptile Care Mistakes

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Are you considering getting a reptile? Reptiles can make absolutely wonderful pets. However, it’s important to do plenty of research before adopting one, so you know exactly what you’re in for. Read on as a local Scottsdale, AZ vet lists some of the most common mistakes reptile owners make. Miscalculating Size This one probably won’t … Read More »

Boarding Your Reptile

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Are you leaving town for a while? If you have a reptile, you may find getting a pet sitter a bit tricky. Dogs and cats are very popular, and have lots of fans. Therefore, there are plenty of kennels available for them, as well as people who know how to care for them. Reptiles, however, … Read More »

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Boarding Your Bird

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Are you going to be traveling soon? If so, you may need to bring your bird to a hotel while you are gone. Polly can’t stay home by herself! And, since not everyone is familiar with birds and their care, you may not be comfortable leaving your winged pal in the care of your friends … Read More »

Caring For A Senior Reptile

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It probably isn’t much of a surprise to learn that reptiles typically live much longer in captivity than they do in the wild, as long as they get proper care. However, even with top-notch care, your pet reptile will sooner or later enter their golden years. How do you make sure your snake, turtle, or … Read More »

Is A Pet Turtle Right For You?

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Are you considering adopting a turtle? Turtles are both cute and interactive, and can make great pets! However, before ‘shelling out’ money for one, you’ll need to do some research. A Scottsdale, AZ vet discusses some pros and cons of owning turtles below. Breed Have you ever wondered about the difference between turtles and tortoises? … Read More »

Bird Perches 101

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Birds are very adorable little pets. One thing that is crucial to Polly’s health and well-being is making sure she has suitable perches. Birds use their perches almost all the time, for cleaning themselves, sleeping, socializing, and just hanging out. Perches are also important for keeping your feathered pal’s feet and legs healthy. There are … Read More »