Exotic Pets

This show is for people who have — or are curious about owning — any of the birds, snakes or small mammals who are considered exotic pets — from bunnies to iguanas, and parrots to ferrets. Dr. Karen will help you understand the physical requirements of these animals and how to avoid most of the medical problems these pets can develop once you understand the often challenging proper environment and correct diet that are essential to their welfare. Co-host Karen Rosenthal, DVM, MS, has an impressive professional history, from being Director of Special Species Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by years focused on Avian and Exotic pets at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She is now Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. Matthew's University in the Cayman Islands, British West Indies.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Karen Rosenthal


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Exotic Pets (01-26-2015) #209

Exotic Pets

Exotic Pets (01-26-2015) #209: Dr. Laurie Hess, a leading avian and exotic pet veterinarian, discusses with Tracie whether people should have birds as pets at all? Are you taking the bird in the shower with you? Playing TV and music for him? Providing social interaction, UV light and something to chew on all the time? And can you do that for 40 years, which is how long some of them live?!