Wellness Care for Exotic Mammals
Signs of a Health Emergency in Exotic Mammals
Exotic mammals will hide any signs of illness or pain on instinct, so it isn’t always easy to notice when they’re not feeling well. A decrease in appetite or complete lack of appetite is usually the most common sign, and can lead to other health issues if not addressed quickly.
If you notice any of the symptoms listed below, call our hospital right away at (843) 216-8387.
- Lack of appetite
- Fewer stools
- Painful when handled or touched
- Falling over
- Head tilted
- Hunched posture
- Matted/unkempt coat
- Fecal/urine staining of fur
Common Diseases and Conditions
Exotic mammals can suffer from various diseases just like any other animal. The most common conditions they experience include:
- Dental disease
- Reproductive disease
- Respiratory disease
Handouts to Help You Care for Your Exotic Mammal
Below are some educational handouts containing essential information to help you care for your exotic mammal. Most of all, if you have any questions or concerns, please call our hospital at (843) 216-8387.