Caring for Exotics

Some types of pet require specialist care and expertise, exotics is one of these. We have several vets in Brighton who have experience of exotics and who can help you with advice. If you’re new to exotics, they will be happy to talk with you about your chosen species to ensure it’s right for your lifestyle and that you can give it the care it needs. This will include habitat, care and diet.

Céline’s 45 minute feather plucking service is great value for money. She can also do beak and nail trimming too.”

Kim, Henfield

Most exotics need to be kept in environments as similar to that of their natural habitat as possible. You may need to buy heated vivariums, source natural materials for climbing or burrowing, manage the humidity of its habitat and provide live food. This can be expensive and time consuming, which is why some exotic pets aren’t recommended for beginners. If you’re new to exotics, give us a call first.

Exotics care sheets

Having cared for many exotic pets over the years, we’ve put together some care sheets on some of the most popular species. These include the Bearded Dragon, Corn Snake, Tarantulas, Boas and Crested Gecko.

Care sheet download

Bird Nutrition

Rabbit Dental Disease

Rabbit Nutrition

Bearded Dragons

Corn and American Rat Snakes

Leopard Geckos

Water Dragon

Useful links

There are also several excellent care sheets for exotic species available on the Internet, as well as forums where new and experienced owners can exchange ideas on keeping all types of exotic pets.

Help Caring for Exotic pets

How to Care for a Tarantula

Snake Care

British Chelonia Group

Tortoise Trust

Petcare Plan

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