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Help In Taking Care of Exotic Pets

For any pet parent, they want to have their pet get the best possible care. Whether it is with a trip to the vet or during a stay at a boarding house, your pet needs to have the proper care in order to live a healthy life. For traditional pets, it is easier to get somebody to care for your pet for a week away. But what happens when you have a spider, snake, lizard or even a hamster that needs care when you go away? There are a few options you have when you are looking to have an exotic pet taken care of in your absence.

Neighbors

If you have a neighbor who you trust, then you can give over your keys and leave directions on feeding and care. For example, a snake might only require feeding one day out of the whole week. But a hamster or a guinea pig will need to be fed at least twice a day to stay healthy. And it will also need clean water every day or every other day. When you are getting ready to leave, have the neighbor come over and give them specific instructions on feeding and cleaning, if necessary.

Friends

Asking your friends to come over and take care of your pets is also an option. The friends can come over once every other day or so when you have reptiles and amphibians that don’t need daily feeding. They could check on the animals more often if they wanted, but it wouldn’t be necessary. Make sure your friend is comfortable with the type of pet you have in your house. For example, a friend who hates snakes probably isn’t the best person to ask and come over to drop a mouse in the tank. Find someone who isn’t scared of the pet and who isn’t squeamish about what needs to be done. Taking Care of Exotic Pets

Special Kennels

Not every kennel will accept exotic pets in their facility. They might not be equipped with the right staff to do it or they might simply not have the space needed for cages and tanks. A check in the phone book or a search online will turn up exotic animal kennels in your area. Check out and reviews posted online and see what former clients had to say about the place. Did they provide great service? Was your pet well taken care of? Just because you don’t have a traditional furry pet doesn’t mean you care about it less. Any pet should be cared for in your absence.

Check the rules of the kennel and see if your pet needs special medicine or shots to be allowed in like cats and dogs do. Certain diseases are contagious and animals in close proximity to each other can pass them around quickly. A quick shot or pill will usually do the trick and your pet is all set ot have their own vacation while you have one too.

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