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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.

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