Exotic pets are masters at hiding signs of illness until they are critically sick. It is not unusual for exotic pets to present to a veterinarian when their illness is already very advanced. This is why it is important to get your pet checked by a veterinarian if you notice that something is not quite right. If your pet appears healthy, we recommend regular check-ups to maximise the chance of picking up health problems in the early stages.
Below is a list of some clinical signs that can indicate your exotic pet is sick:
If you notice any of these signs or anything that is out of the ordinary for your pet, please seek veterinary attention.
To ensure exotic pets stays safe during transport, they should be transported in secure carriers/enclosures.
Amphibians (frogs, axolotls)
Aquatic animals (aquatic reptiles (eg turtles), amphibians, fish)