Caring For Exotic Pets: A Guide from Modesto Veterinary Medical Associates

Pet ferret

The world of exotic pet care is highly specialized and nuanced. Birds, reptiles, rodents, amphibians, and rabbits round out the typical list of exotic pets, but there are numerous breeds of each species of exotic pets available for legal adoption. The list of possible exotic pets is by no means exhaustive. As such, we are happy to see and treat all exotic pets, and look forward to sharing best practices for the special care they require. 


Amphibian & Reptile Care Basics

vet holding a lizard.

If you’re more of a lizard or frog person than a dog or cat person, you might be wondering how to care for your reptile or amphibian. It takes a whole different set of skills than caring for a furry friend, that’s for sure! But we think it’s pretty fun.

To help you get started, the team at Veterinary Medical Associates shares the basics of amphibian and reptile care. 


Feeding Your Guinea Pig

IMG_3626You have a new guinea pig: congratulations! Guinea pigs are inquisitive and rewarding pets, but proper feeding is critical to their long-term health and well being!

The basics: what do I feed my guinea pig?

Your guinea pig is an herbivore, which means he eats only plant material like hay. Herbivores need to have food moving constantly through their digestive systems to avoid serious health problems. Continue…