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Avian & Exotic Veterinarian in Southern Wisconsin

At Badger Veterinary Hospital in Janesville, our vets treat exotic pets including birds, reptiles, and small mammals such as rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs.

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Avian & Exotic Pet Vet in Southern Wisconsin

We know that caring for your exotic pet requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.

Our exotic veterinary team is dedicated to providing birds, reptiles, and small mammals with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pets are not feeling well.

Our staff of skilled professionals in Southern Wisconsin 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.

FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets

At Badger Veterinary Hospital in Janesville, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your bird or other exotic pet. Exotic pets can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.

  • What can I expect at an avian veterinary appointment?

    When you bring your avian friend in for an appointment, the vet will complete a thorough routine exam to assess the general health of your pet.

    We'll recommend appropriate preventive care, perform any required tests, and answer any questions you may have about at-home care.

  • What is the avian species?

    The avian species involves any things about 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 can I expect at a reptile veterinary appointment?

    Routine veterinary care is critical to helping your reptilian friend live a long, healthy life. A physical exam and any required diagnostic tests will be completed at each visit. 

    Appropriate preventive care will also be administered. Finally, the veterinarian will dedicate time to answering any questions you may have about your exotic pet's health, nutrition, at-home care, or other aspects of ownership.

  • What is the reptile species?

    Reptiles are air-breathing vertebrates. They are covered in a specialized skin made up of bony plates, hard scales, or some combination of the two. Reptiles will generally shed their outer layer of skin semi-regularly. Reptiles include turtles, iguanas, snakes, lizards, tortoises, and more.

    To provide your pet reptile with the best chance at a long and healthy life, their diet and habitat must be exactingly maintained. Additionally, preventative care is critical to addressing health issues before they become serious.

  • What can I expect at an exotic mammal veterinary 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 its health and longevity.

  • 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.

Exotics We Treat

Our exotic companion animal vets at Badger Veterinary Hospital in Janesville, provide dedicated veterinary care for many types of exotic pets, including:


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 & Amphibians

Lizards, turtles and tortoises, snakes, and others.

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Badger Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients. Our team is passionate about the health of animals from across Southern Wisconsin. Contact our closest location to book your first appointment today!

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