Exotic Pet Care in Hockessin: Birds Sitting on a Tree
Pet Wellness Care inHockessin: A picture of a chocolate lab puppy sitting in the grass

Avian and Small Mammals

Have you dreamed of owning a bird or exotic animal but haven’t taken the leap because you aren’t sure what’s involved? We’re proud to help care for all types of creatures, including birds, rabbits, hamsters and more!  At Hockessin. Dr. Anthony Dallatore has expertise in avians and small mammals.

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What Types Of Avian & Small Mammals Do We Treat?

  • Birds
  • Chickens
  • Rabbits
  • Rats and mice
  • Guinea pigs
  • Gerbils
  • Hamsters
  • Ferrets
  • Chinchillas
  • Sugar gliders
  • Other exotic mammalians

Hockessin does not treat reptiles.  However, there are several doctors at our Windcrest location that do see reptiles.  Dr. Wilkerson at Graylyn Crest also sees reptiles.

What Veterinary Services Do We Offer For Avian and Small Mammals?

  • Wellness exams
  • Sick care
  • Husbandry recommendations
  • Avian nail, wing, and beak trims
  • Wellness and diagnostic bloodwork
  • Deslorelin implants
  • Radiographs on all types of birds and small mammals
  • Neuters and spays
  • Surgical procedures
  • Orthopedic procedures

Avian and Exotic Pet Care Appointments

Whether you have an bird or small animal as a pet or are considering one, contact us today for an appointment. For exotic pet appointments, we ask that you please take pictures of your pet’s enclosure/cage set up to review at your appointment. This information can assist us with learning your pet’s husbandry. This should include pictures of a food farm (roach/cricket farm) if you are keeping one.  We would also like a complete history of your exotic pet.  To simplify the process, please print and fill out one of the following forms prior to your appointment.  Please bring the completed form with you.

Avian History Form
Ferret History Form
Pocket Pet (Small Mammal) History Form
Rabbit History Form

We be will be asking about your pet’s diet. Bringing a sample of your pet’s diet and supplements can also be extremely helpful. Please bring a list of the following:

1. Name brand of the pellets/food mix you offer
2. A list of people food that is offered
3. Name brand and specifics on supplements/vitamins offered

And remember, we provide wellness care, sick care, and more for your not-so-exotic pets, too!

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Hockessin Animal Hospital

643 Yorklyn Road

Hockessin, DE 19707 - Directions

Office Hours:

Mon -Thurs: 7:30 am - 8:30 pm

Fri: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sat: 7:30 am - 1 pm

Sun: Closed

(302) 239-9464 Contact Us


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