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Avian & Exotic Animal Vet in Queens

Our vets treat exotic pets including birds, reptiles, and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and hamsters in Queens.

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Quality Care for Small Mammals, Birds, & Reptiles in Queens

Caring for your exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience. At Queens Animal Hospital you can feel comfortable knowing that your beloved pet is in good hands.

Our team is dedicated to providing birds, reptiles, and small mammals with the necessary care they need to live long and healthy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pet is not feeling well.

If you are looking for exotic pet care in Queens, our staff of skilled professionals is well-trained in the care of birds, reptiles, and small mammals. We can also provide you with the information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.

Avian & Exotic Pet Services at Queens Veterinarians

FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets

At Queens Animal Hospital, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for birds and other exotic pets. You can also bring your exotic pet in for medical or behavioral concerns.

  • What can I expect at exotic veterinary appointment?

    Initial Wellness Visit

    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 when indicated. 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 needs of your pet and their family.

    Routine Exams

    When you bring your exotic pet in for a routine exam, we will assess your pet's overall health. 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.

  • 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 special care do exotic mammals need?

    If you are interested in keeping a small exotic mammal as a pet, there are a few things they need to live a long, happy and healthy life, including the correct enclosure kept at the proper temperature for their needs and the right diet to fulfill their their nutritional requirements. 

    Owners also need to be educated about their pet's unique personality and need for human interaction. They should also be aware of symptoms of illnesses or health conditions that will need to be assessed and treated by a veterinarian or exotic veterinary specialist.

  • What is the avian species?

    The avian species involves any and all things in relation to birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for people seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with personality 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 Queens Animal Hospital, we provide dedicated veterinary care for numerous types of exotic pets, including:

Exotic Mammals

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


Parrots, finches, canaries, backyard poultry, and others.

Reptiles & Amphibians

Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.

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Queens Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Queens companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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