Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics Blog

Importance of Hydration in Westchester County, NY

With summer temperatures approaching, water is especially essential to your pet’s health. Hydration is needed to regulate internal body temperatures, waste filtration, and processing nutrients through your pet’s body. Regardless if your pet is furry, feathered, or scaly, water must always be offered in your pet’s enclosure. Certain pets can hydrate themselves differently based on…

Why Calcium is Important for Your Reptile in Westchester, NY

Providing a complete and balanced diet is essential when you are keeping any pet. When it comes to reptiles, a complete and balanced diet is crucial to their health, as they can decline quickly when proper nutrients aren’t offered daily. Not doing so can result in irreversible health consequences. Calcium is the most important nutrient…

The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet in Westchester County, NY

Do you travel with your bird or other exotic pet? Do you take him or her outside? If so, the Veterinary Center would recommend microchipping your pet. At the Veterinary, we offer microchipping for most exotic pets. A microchip is a tiny computer chip with an identification number programmed into it, and the chip is…

Rabit Dos and Dont’s in Westchester County, NY

Whether you’re a new rabbit owner or an experienced one, all rabbit owners should know what your rabbit needs to life a healthy and happy life. In general, rabbits need a healthy diet and spacious enclosure in order to be happy and healthy. When caring for your rabbit, rabbit owners should always make sure their…

Why You Should Get an Exotic Pet

  Birds and other exotic pets are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. While most households have a cat or dog, more people are opting for exotic species. Exotics can be great for different lifestyles, and some species make wonderful pets for children. Here are a few simple reasons for choosing an exotic pet:…

National Bird Day

National Bird Day Happy National Bird Day! At the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics, we are fortunate to be able to care for your beloved feathered friends. From parrots to chickens, waterfowl, and backyard birds, we are honored that you have chosen us to care for your companions. With the warmer weather peeking around…

Pet First Aid Awareness in Westchester County, NY

Pet First Aid Awareness in Westchester County, NY               Do you have a first aid kit at home for your pet? If not, how prepared are you and your pet for an emergency? Although we always recommend contacting  your veterinarian if you think your pet is having an emergency, it’s important to know what steps…

The Intelligent African Gray Parrot

Known for their incredible ability to learn human language and speak words, often in correct context, African gray parrots are perhaps the most intelligent species of bird commonly kept as a pet. They have unique personalities and can be very entertaining as they speak sentences and even sing complete songs. As such intelligent, highly social…

What to Expect from a Ferret Veterinary Examination

Many owners of small animals, including ferrets, are surprised to learn that all pets need an initial veterinary check-up and an annual examination after that. Some veterinarians who treat non-traditional small pets, such as ferrets, actually recommend check-ups at least twice a year facilitate early detection and treatment of potentially life-threatening diseases. Regular veterinary care…

The Impact of Nutrition on Ferret Health

While some ferrets in the U.S. are sold from private breeders, the majority of ferrets kept as pets in the U.S. are sold at large pet stores and come from just a couple of commercial breeders. As a result, they are quite inbred. Consequently, many pet ferrets are from the same genetic pool and tend…