Birds, Rabbits, Pocket Pets & Exotic Pet Services
Cremona Veterinary Clinic is pleased to offer veterinary medicine for pets such as rabbits, small pocket pets, birds and some exotic pets like reptiles. Some of the services offered include:
- Health examinations
- Nail and beak trims
- Rabbit spay and neuter
- Wing clipping
If you have any questions about any of the services we provide or would like more information please give our team a call at 403.637.3928.
What is the best pet bird for beginners?
There are two things to consider when deciding which bird to get. You have to think about the nature of the bird and your personality/lifestyle. Some birds thrive on interaction with other birds or humans, while some prefer to be alone. We recommend cockatiels and parakeets if you plan on spending a lot more time with your pet bird. These birds are smaller birds so they will be easier to care for. They are sociable so they will be great with children and they are relatively quiet birds. For first-time owners who have a busier lifestyle we recommend canaries and finches.
What should I feed my bunny?
Rabbits are herbivores by nature. It is easier for their bodies to digest plants, along with some fruits and vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are always a good option for your pet rabbit, these may include: kale, lettuce and collard greens. Other vegetables we recommend are: carrots and red or green bell peppers. Bunnies may also consume grass and hay as it provides them with minerals, vitamins and proteins. On special occasions you may treat them to pineapple and blueberries.
How often do pocket pets need to go to the vet?
Pocket pets should have at least one veterinary exam each year. If your pet has a unique condition or known illness they may need more than one visit. Pocket pets who are seniors or are entering that age range may require more frequent visits. Additionally, if your pet is showing signs of illness they need to come in and see our veterinarian. Some signs you should look for are:
- Weight loss or gain
- Cloudy eyes
- Runny nose
- Behavioural changes (aggressive, anxious or disoriented)
These signs could mean that your pet is experiencing stress or illness and their symptoms need to be assessed by an experienced veterinarian. To learn more about your pocket pet’s symptoms call us at <a href="tel:403-637-3928">403.637.3928.
How can I care for my exotic pet?
The first step into owning an exotic pet is to do some research on the nature of the animal. This gives you insight on how you can create a living situation that is as close as possible to their natural habitat. You should also be informed about the laws of the city you live in as exotic pet ownership may be prohibited. Working with a licensed and knowledgeable veterinarian can keep your exotic pet healthy. Our team can help create a nutrition plan and provide medical care.