We are experienced in dealing with the medical and husbandry issues of a wide range of species of small mammals. 'Traditional' children’s 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 its own individual challenges - be it adrenal gland disease or anaemia in ferrets, slobbers in chinchillas or skin tumours in hamsters.