Exotics

Exotics Health

Bearded Dragon Care

April 12, 2019
Bearded dragons are docile and usually make good pets. Learn more about bearded dragon care and exotic services available at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

Bird Diet Conversion

April 12, 2019
The safest approach to converting a bird to a pelleted diet is to gradually change the diet over time. Start by measuring how much seed the bird eats.

Desert Tortoise Care

April 11, 2019
Desert tortoises can live up to 60 years or more with proper care. This guide lists captive care requirements for lighting, temperature, feeding, and more.

Feather-picking in Parrots

April 08, 2019
Feather-picking is a common, problem in pet birds that can be managed with proper guidance. This guide provides basic information on causes and treatment.

Ferret Care

April 11, 2019
Ferrets are lively, comical pets. This guide describes captive care requirements for housing, water, diet, treats, toys, exercise, and more.

Guinea Pig Care

April 11, 2019
Guinea pigs make good pets. This guide provides information about captive care requirements including cages, bedding, temperature, exercise, diet, and more.

Hamster Care

April 11, 2019
Hamsters make great pets, especially for kids. This guide contains information to help children learn to properly care for their hamsters.

Koi Health Lecture (Video)

June 04, 2019
Learn about koi herpes virus and other koi diseases, as well as UC Davis aquatic medicine clinical and laboratory services.

Litterbox Training Your Rabbit: The Basics

April 10, 2019
The key to litterbox training your rabbit is placement of the box. Observe where your rabbit eliminates and place the litterbox in that location.

Nutrition for Birds

April 12, 2019
Listed here are some foods to incorporate into your pet's diet. Nutrition plays a major role in the health and longevity of any animal.

Nutrition for Guinea Pigs

April 11, 2019
Listed here are some nutritious foods to incorporate into your guinea pig's diet. Nutrition plays a major role in the health and longevity of any animal.

Nutrition for Herbivorous Reptiles

April 11, 2019
Here's a list of some nutritious foods to incorporate into the diets of herbivorous reptiles. Nutrition is important in the health and longevity of any animal.

Nutrition for Herbivorous Small Mammals

April 11, 2019
Listed here are some foods to incorporate into the diet of herbivorous small mammals. Nutrition is important to the health and longevity of any animal.