avian and exotic pet medicine

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Does Menopause Occur in Animals?

Does Menopause Occur in Animals?

July 6, 2016

  Last week, at the Animal Medical Center, our Avian and Exotic Pet Service examined a geriatric female iguana named Killer. One of her problems was osteoporosis, a disease of the bony skeleton common in post-menopausal women. Given that Killer is an older lady, her family asked a reasonable question, “Is my iguana post-menopausal?” A Different … Continue reading Does Menopause Occur in Animals?

SAVE Saves a Bird

August 13, 2014

As her name suggests, Scarlett is a pet that is red, but not a red setter, a redbone coonhound or a red Abyssinian, she’s an African grey parrot with a red tail. This 25-year-old parrot is also an artist, creating colorful abstract works of art in the bathtub. She was referred to The Animal Medical … Continue reading SAVE Saves a Bird

Albus Froggy’s House Call

January 10, 2011

We have a pet frog. He is a South African clawed frog who we sometimes call Albus, after Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series. Albus is Latin for white, and Froggy, which is his other name, is an albino frog. Albus Froggy’s first home was a 10 gallon fish tank with snails, tropical fish … Continue reading Albus Froggy’s House Call

Keeping Rabbits as Pets

April 7, 2009

Rabbits have become one of the more common pets in the U.S. today. As recently as 25 years ago, rabbits were most popular around Easter (see www.MakeMineChocolate.org) and then relegated to the hutch in the backyard. No longer. Rabbits are now moving into the niche once occupied solely by cats – pets that are self-sufficient, … Continue reading Keeping Rabbits as Pets