Small Mammals

hamsters are treated at Wellesley Exotic Pet Vets

Hamster

Hamsters are native to Syria and are nocturnal animals. They are chunky-bodied, thick-furred,  with cheek pouches and are secretive burrowers and hoarders. They make wonderful pets and have no detectable body odor.

Hamster Care

Is Your Pet Showing These Signs?
  • Wet or soiled tail
  • Blood in the urine or straining to urinate
  • Sneezing or wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sitting hunched or lethargic
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Diarrhea
  • Actively bleeding
guinea pigs are provided veterinary care at Wellesley Exotic Pet Vets

Guinea pigs are tail-less rodents that are native to the west coast of South America. Guinea pigs are cuddly, comical, and clever. They make great pets for children and can be very social animals. The guinea pigs do better in pairs so getting at least two is often a good idea.

Guinea Pig Care

white rat on white background

Rat

Rats are one of the smartest of over 1700 rodents and have been kept as pets for hundreds of years. They have long bodies, long tails with little or no hair, long pointed noses and are larger than mice.

Rat Care

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hedgehogs are treated at Wellesley Exotic Pet Vets Richmond, VA

Hedgehog

Hedgehogs are mammals that have been around for millions of years. These animals naturally live through most of Africa and in southern Europe.

Hedgehog Care

Sugar gliders are treated at Wellesley Exotic Pet Vets Henrico County VA

Sugar Glider

Sugar gliders are native to Australia, Tasmania, Indonesia and Papua-New Guinea. Their descriptive name comes from their love of sweet foods and a membrane that allows them to glide.

Sugar Glider Care

chinchilla

Chinchilla

Chinchillas are native to the Andes mountains in South America and live in colonies called “herds” at high elevations. Chinchillas are very intelligent and live for a long time.

Chinchilla Care

Is Your Pet Showing These Signs?
  • Wet or soiled tail
  • Blood in the urine or straining to urinate
  • Sneezing or wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sitting hunched or lethargic
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Diarrhoea
  • Actively bleeding
  • Unresponsive, unconscious or limp
  • Seizuring
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