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Avian & Exotic Pets

At All Bay Animal Hospital in Concord, our vets treat exotic pets including birds, reptiles and small mammals such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. As Dr. Lentz likes to say, "if you can fit it through the front door, we'll see it!"

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Quality Care for Birds, Reptiles & Small Mammals in Concord

We know that caring for an exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience. So, rest assured that while your pet is under our care at All Bay Animal Hospital, they are in good hands.

Our team is committed to providing all pets, from dogs and cats to birds, reptiles and small pocket pets with exceptional veterinary care in order to help them live long, healthy and happy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pets are not feeling well.

Our staff of skilled professionals in Concord are well-trained in the care of birds, reptiles and small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your exotic pet looking and feeling great.

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FAQ's for Care of Exotic Pets

At All Bay Animal Hospital, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your exotic pet. We also see these unique pets for medical or behavioral concerns.

  • Wellness & Preventive Care

    Much like cats and dogs, birds and other exotic pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life. Our vets are trained in the unique care and husbandry needs and veterinary treatment of these species.

    During the initial wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A complete and thorough physical exam will be performed. Health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended when indicated. Our vet will discuss any husbandry, health, or behavior concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your pet and their family.

  • What can I expect at an exotic appointment?

    When you bring your exotic mammal in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.

  • Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies

    Birds and other exotic pets with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call  (925) 687-7346 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian. While we do accept walk-in and work-in emergencies for exotic pets, there may be an additional fee if double-booking of appointments occurs.

  • What is an exotic mammal?

    Exotic mammals are small animals including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Many exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.

  • What do you mean by avian?

    The avian species involves any and all things in relation to birds. These small exotic animals have become popular pets for people seeking intelligent, affectionate companions with personalities to spare. 

    Many birds are prey species in the wild and may hide signs of illness as a defense mechanism against predators, making consistent, qualified preventive veterinary care critical to their health and well-being.

  • What are reptiles?

    Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates. Covered in special skin made of bony plates, hard scales or a combination of both, they regularly shed an outer layer of skin. These can include iguanas, tortoises, lizards, turtles, snakes and more.

    To give your pet reptile the best chance at a healthy life, habitat and diet must be meticulously maintained. Preventive care is critical.

Exotics We Treat

At All Bay Animal Hospital, we provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:

Birds

Parrots, finches, canaries, backyard poultry, and others.

Exotic Mammals

Ferrets, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and others.

Reptiles

Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.

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All Bay Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Concord companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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