Exotic & Pocket Pet Health Library
Dr Amanda graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006. She began working in the Illawarra for 4 years before heading off to the UK and Ireland. Amanda worked as a small animal vet throughout the UK and spent a lot of time honing her skills with Exotic pets, as this is her main passion.
After returning home to Australia Amanda joined our team in March 2014. Whether your companion has scales, fur, feathers or floppy ears Amanda has the skills and knowledge to take good care of them. If you would like to see Amanda please contact us to arrange an appointment.
Myxomatosis is disease that affects rabbits and was introduced into Australia in the 1950’s to control the large rabbit population. It is commonly transferred through mosquitoes and during the warmer weather the mosquito population is thriving, causing a rapid spread of the disease. Fleas can also spread the disease.
Read about bird health and our top tips for keeping your bird healthy and happy. Remember birds often mask the signs of illness and may only show signs of being unwell when they are very sick so it is important monitor their health closely.
Ferrets have increased in popularity as pets over the past 10 years. They are carnivorous animals with a life span of around 10-12 years. Find out more about looking after your pet ferret including ideal housing, dietary requirements and preventative health care.
Guinea pigs are a rodent animal native to South America. They can make ideal pets due to their small size, ease of care & quiet nature. They can become very used to handling, especially if started at a young age. Read about guinea pig housing, feeding and health.
Mice can make ideal pets due to their small size, ease of care and quiet nature. They can also be very interactive and sociable animals who readily accept human companionship. Read about housing, feeding and looking after the health or your pet mice.
Rabbit Care Life expectancy: 6-14 years Breeding: 4-10 months Litter size: 1-12 Adult body weight: 2-6kg Pregnancy: 31 days Weaning: 4-6 weeks Rabbits can make loving pets. It is important to familiarise yourself with what a rabbit needs & what you are...
Dr Amanda graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006. She began working in the Illawarra for 4 years before heading off to the UK and Ireland. Amanda worked as a small animal vet throughout the UK and spent a lot of time honing her skills with Exotic...
All animals and pets are at risk from poisons, toxins and venoms in and around our homes. Some of these substances may be naturally occurring, and may be non toxic to humans. Find out which plants, foods and other substances put our pets at risk.