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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:

  • Limping
  • Fatigue
  • 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.

Last updated: November 19, 2021

We would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all our clients that have been so patient with us during the current pandemic situation. We are happy to announce that we are open again!

We are kindly asking that our clients still wear a mask when they are in the building to protect themselves and our staff. Our waiting room will be limited to one client at a time. All our staff will also still be wearing their masks and taking care to wipe down frequently touched surfaces and sanitize in between clients and patients as we have always done.

If you are uncomfortable entering the clinic, please do not hesitate to call and we are happy to serve you and your pet curbside. As always cats must be in carriers, and dogs must be on a leash for safety and liability reasons.

We know that these have been trying times for everyone, but rest assured your pet is still receiving the highest quality of care that you have always known from our veterinarians and staff members.

If there are any concerns or special circumstances, please feel free to discuss this with our staff and we can take it into consideration.

- Your dedicated team at Cremona Veterinary Clinic