Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics Blog

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…

The Fun of a Cockatiel

Cockatiels are very social, interactive birds that make great first pets for families with elementary school-aged children and older. They have big personalities trapped in little bird bodies. They can learn to talk and to do tricks and love to hang out with their human family members. They don’t take up much space and are…

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD)

What is it? If you own a pet rabbit, you have likely heard about a new virus that is killing both pet and wild rabbits around the world by causing uncontrollable bleeding. RHD, also called viral hemorrhagic disease, is a virus that is endemic to Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, Europe, and parts of Asia and…

Popular Pet Birds

Parakeet: The parakeet, also known as a budgerigar or budgie, is a small parrot that originally comes from Australia. Highly social birds, budgies can be found in the wild in flocks of thousands! As such, they often do best when they are housed with one or more other budgies to form a small flock. Due…