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Avian & Exotic Pets

At Lake Norman at Mooresville Animal Hospital, our vets have experience treating a variety of exotic pets including birds, reptiles and small mammals such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

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Avian & Exotic Pet Services, Mooresville Veterinarians

Quality Care for Exotic Pets in Mooresville

Our vets know that exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience and we want to assure you that your loved ones are in good hands.

Our team is dedicated to providing birds, reptiles and small mammals with the proper routine and preventive medical care they need to live a long and healthy life. We also provide urgent care when your pet isn't feeling well.

Our staff is familiar with the physiology and unique care requirements for a broad range of pets. We make it our mission to provide the exceptional veterinary care every one of our patients deserves.

FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets

At Lake Norman at Mooresville Animal Hospital, 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

    Just like cats and dogs, small mammals and other exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to ensure they are healthy and catch any emerging issues early on while they are easiest to treat.

    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 based on your pet's needs. 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 individual needs of your pet.

  • 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  (704) 664-4087 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 all things concerning birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for people seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with personalities 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.

  • What are reptiles?

    Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates. Covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales, or a combination of both, they regularly shed an outer layer of skin. These can include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes, and more.

    To give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life, habitat, and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.

Exotics We Treat

At Lake Norman at Mooresville Animal Hospital, we provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:

Birds

Parrots, finches, canaries, budgies, and others.

Small Mammals

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

Reptiles & Amphibians

Non-venomous snakes, bearded dragons, chameleons, turtles, and others.

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New Patients Welcome

Lake Norman at Mooresville Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our veterinarians are passionate about improving the health of cats, dogs and exotic pets. Book your pet's first appointment today.

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(704) 664-4087