Hot Weather Tips for Reptiles and Amphibians

bearded dragon relaxing.

Every individual, regardless of species, has their own preferred optimum temperature range (POTR). For pet reptiles and amphibians, achieving their POTR is essential to their physical and mental well-being. Without the ability to generate their own heat, these exotic pets rely on external heat sources. It makes sense then to think that reptiles and amphibians would enjoy some time in the summer heat. It’s a great opportunity, but allowing an exotic pet to experience the full splendor of the season should be done under caution and constant supervision.


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:


How to Keep Your Pet Ferret Healthy and Happy

Ferrets walking together on a leash and harness

Ferrets require more care and attention than a pocket pet like a hamster, but they need less indoor and outdoor space than a dog. Their diet and habitat requirements are pretty specific, and they have that distinctive musky aroma that is just part of who they are! Basically, ferrets are not for every family. But if you’re ready to welcome a spunky, curious, social, and intelligent critter into your home, read on to learn more about the basics of ferret care.