Have an exotic pet or pocket pet in Birmingham/Homewood? Beyond just cats and dogs, Standifer’s Animal Clinic in Homewood now welcomes small mammals, pocket pets and some exotic pets (reptiles) as patients.
The term ‘pocket pet’ refers to a wide range of small mammals including guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, rodents, gerbils, ferrets and hedgehogs.
Every pocket pet is unique with different care and treatment requirements but need regular veterinary care including wellness exams, dental exams, parasite screenings and blood tests to stay healthy and happy. Our veterinarians can give you helpful tips for safely and comfortably handling your pet, as well as advise you about a proper diet, toys and cage accessories, and general pocket pet maintenance.
Gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters have teeth that grow continuously throughout their lifespan and often require trimming and dental care. We also offer treatment for small mammals suffering from parasite infestation. Parasites such as lice, mites and fleas are common in our small, furry friends and can be treated and prevented.
Reptiles have become popular pets because they are unique and especially engaging but these pets are extra particular in their needs. If you are new to owning and caring for reptiles, schedule a consultation with your veterinarian soon after bringing your new pet home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Learning about proper enclosures, handling techniques and transportation options are vital for a first-time reptile owner.
Standifer’s Animal Clinic welcomes reptiles such as lizards, turtles and tortoises and offers wellness exams, dental exams, weight checks, blood screening, sex determination and other veterinary services.
We recommend you bring your pocket pet, exotic pet or reptile in every 12 months for preventative care examinations at Standifer’s Animal Clinic. Call 871-8186 for your appointment!