Avian & Exotic Pet Care in Doha
The Veterinary Surgery in Doha doesn’t just provide care for dogs and cats; we gladly welcome avian and exotic pets, too, including rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, and ferrets! Our doctors are trained to address the unique needs of birds and exotic pets through every life stage and can provide counseling to ensure that your pet lives a happy, healthy life. Regardless of your pet’s species, we recommend that he or she receive a comprehensive wellness exam at least once a year. This allows us to ensure that your pet is healthy or provide treatment recommendations if we find any abnormalities. Some of the avian and exotic services we offer include:
- Comprehensive wellness exam/health checkup
- Beak trimming
- Nail trimming
- Bird food
- Blood testing
- Sex determination (by blood test)
- Intensive care
What to Expect When Owning an Avian or Exotic Pet
Owning a bird or exotic pet for the first time can be exciting, but it can also be problematic—both for you and the pet—if you’re not well prepared. Sadly, many exotic pets develop health problems or become injured as a result of owner mistakes or poor judgement. That’s why it’s so important to have all the information you need about caring for your specific pet species before making the decision to bring him or her home.
During your pet’s first visit to The Veterinary Surgery, we’ll discuss the various issues that are essential to avian or exotic pet care, including husbandry, diet and nutrition, enclosure, temperature, and exercise. We can also address some of the health issues that commonly affect avian and exotic pets, such as infections, ear and skin mites, nutritional imbalances, parasites, cysts, and feather plucking.
Whether you’re a new or experienced avian or exotic pet owner, feel free to give us a call with any questions you have or to schedule an appointment at The Veterinary Surgery in Doha.