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how to give your exotic pet liquid medication by syringe

How to Give Your Exotic Pet Liquid Medication by Syringe

Caring for an exotic pet involves unique responsibilities, including administering liquid medication by syringe when needed. While this task may seem challenging, it’s important for your pet’s health, and can be managed with patience and the proper steps. At Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, we’re here to guide you through this process. Should…

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how to train your pet rat

How to Train Your Pet Rat

Pet rats are remarkable creatures, known for their intelligence and natural curiosity. These traits make them not only fascinating companions but also ideal candidates for training. At the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, we often witness the remarkable abilities of these small pets. Their inquisitiveness drives them to explore and engage with their…

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pet chicken care

Health Care for Pet and Backyard Chickens

Health Care for Pet and Backyard Chickens Over the last decade, chickens have become more popular as not only a source for home grown eggs, but also as house pets. All chickens belong to the species – Gallus gallus. There are hundreds of chicken breeds across the world, but only 65 breeds recognized by the…

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rabbit grooming

The Benefits of Rabbit Grooming

The Benefits of Rabbit Grooming Are you the proud owner of a pet rabbit? If so, you’re likely aware of the joy and companionship these adorable creatures can bring. However, like any pet, rabbits need regular care and grooming to stay healthy and happy. Today, we’re diving into the benefits of regular rabbit grooming, and…

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ferret rabies vaccine

Do Ferrets Need Rabies Vaccines? 

Do Ferrets Need Rabies Vaccines?  The world of exotic pets is vast and fascinating, and ferrets, with their playful and inquisitive nature, have become a popular choice among pet lovers. As a responsible pet owner, ensuring your ferret’s health and wellbeing is a top priority, and this includes understanding vaccination needs. The question we often…

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Are Sunflower Seeds and Peanuts Good for Parrots?

Are Sunflower Seeds and Peanuts Good for Parrots? As a parrot parent, you want to provide the best possible care for your feathered friend. You’ve probably wondered, “Are sunflower seeds and peanuts good for parrots?” This is a common question we hear at the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana. Let’s delve into this…

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rabbit spay neuter

The Importance of Rabbit Spay and Neuter

The Importance of Rabbit Spay and Neuter If you have a pet rabbit, spaying (ovariohysterectomy) or neutering (orchidectomy) her/him—meaning surgically removing its ability to procreate—is one of the best ways to ensure that it stays happy and healthy. Find out all the reasons why it’s important to spay or neuter your rabbit by reading Avian &…

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Which Pets Need UV Light for Good Bone Health?

Which Pets Need UV Light for Good Bone Health? The use of UV light is beneficial to the overall health of a wide variety of exotic pet species – some you may be surprised by! Learn more about what pets can benefit from UV light by reading Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana’s article below.…

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obese sugar glider

3 Signs That Your Sugar Glider May Be Obese

3 Signs That Your Sugar Glider May Be Obese In general, full-grown male sugar gliders should weigh between 100 to 150 grams, and adult females should weigh between 80 to 120 grams. However, weights will vary among individual animals and different subspecies. If they are overweight, however, they are susceptible to many health issues and…

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quaker parrot

The Quaker Parrot: Comedian of The Bird World

The Quaker Parrot: Comedian of The Bird World Find out more about the Quaker parrot and why they are known as the comedians of the bird world by reading Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana’s article below. What Is a Quaker Parrot? A Quaker parrot, also known as a monk parrot, is a very…

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