Why Own Avian and Exotic Pets?

Lizard families.

From pet birds to guinea pigs, the world of exotic pets provides a wide range of benefits for aspiring pet owners. If you are considering adding a new member to your family, the team Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital wants to help you make the best decision for your needs. Keep reading to find out some of the great things to expect from owning an avian or exotic pet:


Husbandry Care for Birds

kid with pet bird.

Are you bringing home a feathered friend for the first time? You’re in for a treat! The bond between a bird and its pet parent can be one of the strongest in the world of pet parenting. But providing appropriate husbandry care for birds takes some effort. If you’ve never cared for a domesticated bird before, learning avian husbandry care is key. The team at 10 West Bird & Animal Hospital would like to share the basics of setting your bird up with a perfect home environment. 


Sign of an Ailing Avian: Is My Bird Sick?

sick bird being checked at vet.

Bird ownership is an adventure all its own. From choosing the right species to understanding the unique needs of our feathered friends, Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital is here to guide you on your journey. One of the most common problems that bird owners have is recognizing a sick bird. Catching an ailing avian early, though, is the key to helping them get better quickly. Learn how to tell if your pet bird is sick.