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PETS WE CARE FOR > REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS: Bearded Dragons , Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, Tortoises, Turtles

TRANSPORT - For safety reasons, reptiles and amphibians should be transported in a cage or carrier.  Species that are kept in warm environments must be protected from cooling.  Heating your vehicle, wrapping carriers with towels or blankets, using heated carriers designed for reptiles, and using hot water bottles may be helpful.  Never leave reptiles or amphibians in unattended vehicles.  The extreme temperatures of a parked vehicle may harm even hot weather species.

INITIAL EXAMINATIONS - We recommend an initial examination within 48 hours of the acquistion of your pet. During this first visit, a thorough physical examination will be performed. You will receive information on routine care, nutrition, caging, heating and lighting, identification of medical concerns, potential human risk factors, and conditions common to your pet's species.

ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS - Examinations are very important in keeping your pet healthy.  After the initial examination, your pet should have an annual physical examination.   Senior pets, and those with a chronic medical condition, may require more frequent examinations.

DIETS - Since there are many species of reptiles and amphibians, each of which has different nutritional needs, we will make specific dietary recommendations at the time of your pet's initial examination visit.

LABORATORY TESTS -  Tests may be recommended to establish a baseline profile for your pet and/or to identify specific conditions.

CAGING - Pet reptiles and amphibians come from a diversity of habitats, i.e. desert, rainforest, aquatic or swamp. Therefore caging, heat, humidity, and lighting needs will be discussed at the time of your pet's initial visit.

TRIMS - Since grooming procedures can be stressful to your reptile or amphibian, we require that your pet has had a physical examination within the past twelve months.

NAIL TRIMS - Lizards, Turtles, and Tortoises

BEAK TRIMS - Turtles and Tortoises

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