Avian, Exotic & Small Animals

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! We now see birds and small mammals at Hockessin. Dr. Anthony Dallatore has expertise in avians and small mammals.

What Types Of Avian, Exotic, & Small Mammals Do We Treat?

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

What Veterinary Services Do We Offer For Avian, Exotic, & Small Animals?

  • Wellness exams
  • Sickness care and emergency visits
  • Husbandry recommendations
  • Avian nail, wing, and beak trims
  • Wellness and diagnostic bloodwork
  • Management of ferret adrenal disease
  • Radiographs on all types of birds and small mammals
  • Basic and advanced dental procedures on small mammals
  • Neuters and spays
  • Surgical procedures
  • Orthopedic procedures

Avian and Exotic Pet Animal Appointments

Whether you have an avian, exotic, 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 would include pictures of a food farm (roach/cricket farm) if you are keeping one. We would also like the following measurements at the appointment if applicable:

1. Measurement or gallon of enclosure (ex. 40 gallon breeder tank)
2. High and low temperatures of enclosure
3. Heating source (heat lamp, heat pad)
4. Humidity %
5. Humidity source; hygrometer location if used
6. Offered lighting (UVB, basking, night lamp etc)
7. Substrate/bedding
8. Additions to enclosure (hides, hammocks, plants etc)

We also be will be asking about your pet’s diet. Bringing samples of your offered diet and supplements is also 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
4. Foods that are fed to prey, if applicable
5. Name brand and specifics on supplements/vitamins offered to prey, if applicable

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

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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