We are experienced in dealing with the medical and husbandry issues of a wide range of species of small mammals. 'Traditonal' childrens pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs are now recognised as being very rewarding companions for all family members and are increasing in popularity year on year. A common misconception, however, is that these animals provide an 'easy-care' alternative to a cat or dog.
We would advise regular health checks for all rabbits and guinea pigs. We see a large number of chinchillas, pygmy hedgehogs, rodents & degus as well as ferrets on an increasingly frequent basis.
Each species provides it's own individual challenges - be it adrenal gland disease or anaemia in ferrets, slobbers in chinchillas or skin tumours in hamsters. This website can direct you to a variety of case sheets but our staff are also well positioned to help with your small mammals health and husbandry issues.
Morpeth Whorral Bank
Staithes Lane Branch
Kirkley Hall - Ponteland