Exotic Pet Vet's Advice to Own Reptiles and Amphibians as Pets
Purchasing a snake, chameleon, or iguana is not something you should go into blindly. Knowing the proper care needed for the animal, what to watch out for, and the best ways to train them is extremely helpful for new exotic pet owners. At Long Island Bird and Exotics Veterinary Clinic, we want you to have all the information you need to take care of your new pet.
Things you should learn from your exotic pet vet before you purchase a reptile or amphibian
The types of reptiles available and general characteristics of each
What amphibian or reptile fits into your home, lifestyle, and schedule
Necessary feeding supplies and supplements like vitamins
Cleaning needs, supplies and how often you should clean enclosures
How often to check on your pet
What lights they need and when to use each one
How to handle your pet
What temperature range you need to maintain
How and where to let your exotic animal roam in your free time
Cage or aquarium size
Your amphibian vet helps you maintain the health of your pet and add years to their lifespan
Your exotic pet vet is a partner in caring for your lizard, frog, or turtle. They know the warning signs of health problems and can spot them faster than most people. They know the best way to heal or maintain the health of your pet. Routine check-ups let the amphibian vet find problems before they become emergencies.
Advantages of a LIBEVC membership
Automatic 25 percent discount on all services
Yearly exam with free rechecks
VetScan blood test each year
Fecal testing once a year
Annual beak, nail, or wing trim
Free admission to training sessions and clinics
Supporter of Rift Valley Wildlife Clinics with a five percent donation
Your pet is an important part of your family. We want to help you maintain a good quality of life. Call us at (516) 482-1101.