In the domestic animal kingdom, cats and dogs are certainly, if not kings, at least predominant. However, they aren’t the only animals that humans choose as companions. Birds, small mammals and reptiles take up residence in many a household. If yours is one of them, do you really know what your canary needs, for example? What about your hamster or iguana? Have you set up the right conditions for their optimal health? What do you feed them?
One day, you may notice that your exotic little friend isn’t as energetic as before and they may have lost their appetite. You don’t know why. Could it be they’ve caught a cold? Did they eat something that didn’t agree with them? According Dr. Évelyne Joubert, from the Le Gardeur Veterinary Hospital, the main problem that she sees when people consult her about their small “exotic” animal (as they’re often called), is a lack of information. “Owners want to and think they are doing everything they can, but 85%, if not more, of those I consult with make fundamental mistakes about diet and environment.
She goes on to cite typical and numerous examples.
Small animals make adorable pets, but as with all domesticated animals, they need you to know everything there is know so that they can live well for many years to come.
Your vet is an expert in the wellbeing and health of your pet. Don’t hesitate to consult with them.
To know more about exotic animals before you decide to bring one into your home, we recommend visiting this site: www.animauxexotiques.com