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 #201 (9-29-2014)

Exotic Pets

Exotic Pets (9-29-2014) #201: The show debuts with co-host Dr. Karen Rosenthal, Dean of St. Matthews University Veterinary School in the Cayman Islands, who has a long history studying and caring for exotic pets. She and Tracie kick off the new show discussing America’s favorite exotic pet, the bunny rabbit — of which Tracie had several as a child and asks Dr. Karen whether the story her mother used to tell told about the rabbit needing orthodonture could have been true. Dr. Karen talks about the House Rabbit Society that helps support proper care of bunnies and explains that dental issues are the number one health issue for rabbits. Bugs Bunny did all house rabbits a disservice by munching on the orange part of the carrot when what a rabbit really needs is the leafy green top part!