Reptiles Make the Perfect Pet
Reptiles like snakes and lizards make great pets, especially for those who are looking for a pet that is a little different. Reptiles tend to take up little space and their easy-going nature and low maintenance lifestyle makes them simple to care for.
With an expansive variety of reptiles to choose from, there is an option for any age group. Reptiles also make a great first pet for kids! Here at Sugarland Animal Hospital, we can help you take car of your reptile friends too!
Why Choose Sugarland for your Reptile’s Health?
At Sugarland Animal Hospital, we know how important the health of your pet is. We also know that finding the right vet for your pet isn’t always easy. That’s why we work hard to not only care and nurture your pet, but also keep you informed along the way.
Our aim is to keep your pets healthy, happy, and well-looked after, and we treat every animal that comes to visit us as if they are our own.
Our team of highly qualified and experienced veterinarians and nurses will work closely with you to understand the needs of both you and your pet. If you’re looking for high quality care for your pet lizard, snake, or any other member of the reptile family in Bundaberg, our team at Sugarland is here for you.Book an Appointment Now
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of reptiles do you treat?
At Sugarland Animal Hospital, we treat a wide variety of exotic pets like reptiles. We commonly see many different varieties of snakes and lizards, but we are able to help you almost any species of reptiles, big, small, common and the not so common. You can chat with us today by calling 07 4151 3550 to discuss whether we can help with your pet reptile.
What can cause my pet reptile to get sick?
As there are many different species of reptiles, there are lots of different reasons that they may become sick or unwell. Some of the most common causes of illness in reptiles include:
- Unsuitable diets, which can lead to malnutrition and metabolic bone disorder
- Fungal Infections, this can occur from your pet’s skin becoming damaged
- Parasites, such as mites can attach to your reptile’s skin, particularly around the ears and noses.
- Poor temperature or humidity conditions can lead to many health issues, including mouth rot
If you’re unsure of the health of your pet reptile or their habitat, you can discuss their needs with a vet that specialises in reptile care.
How often should my pet reptile visit the vet?
We recommend that your pet reptile visits the vet at least once a year for an annual check-up. Though depending on the species and age of your pet, we may recommend that you visit multiple times a year.
Regular health checks for your pets are helpful as pets tend to age faster than humans, and over the course of a year, their health can change significantly. It also gives your vet the opportunity to spot any concerns or illnesses in their early stages, which can help to treat them more efficiently.
How can I tell if my pet reptile is unwell?
Like many other animals, when a reptile is unwell, it can be hard to spot as they are adept at hiding their illnesses. It is important to ensure that you monitor your pet reptile’s appearance and behaviour regularly.
Some signs of illness and disease are more obvious than others, including unusual discharge from the nose or mouth or vomiting, while some signs are not as obvious. Some of the less obvious signs that your reptile may be unwell include:
- Sudden weight changes, both losses and gains
- One or more limbs may be lame
- There may be swelling in areas of the body
- They may have changed their behaviour and activity levels, such as appearing to be agitated or sleeping more than usual
- Changes in their faeces
- Breathing patterns may have changed, and it may seem like it takes more effort to breath