Preparing for Wildlife Season at Avian & Exotic Animal Care

With spring arriving, Avian & Exotic Animal Care is hoping to educate the public on the safest ways to deal with injured or orphaned wildlife.

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Reptile Veterinarian Raleigh, NC

Avian and Exotic Animal Care's three veterinarians: Dr. Christine Eckermann-Ross, Dr. Dan Johnson, and Dr. Stacey Leonatti

We encourage everyone to find and save the number to your local wildlife rehabilitator in case it's needed.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 29, 2013

Avian & Exotic Animal Care is gearing up for wildlife season; a time when more wildlife is active and humans have a higher chance of witnessing and interacting with them. Avian & Exotic serves the greater Raleigh and Research Triangle areas of North Carolina and has been dedicated to the care of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and exotic mammals since 1996. With the change to spring and the coming summer months, they are striving to educate residents on local wildlife and how to safely deal with them.

Part of their initiative includes informing the public on proper procedures when dealing with injured or orphaned wildlife. “We encourage everyone to find and save the number to your local wildlife rehabilitator in case it's needed. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission has an online list of licensed rehabilitators (ncwildlife.org/injuredwildlife.aspx), and people can also refer to the CLAWS, Inc. Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ClawsNC) and website (http://www.nc-claws.org) for helpful information on what to do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife,” said a representative from Avian & Exotic.

It has also come to their attention that a great number of raptors are suffering second-hand poisoning from rodenticides (rat poisons) they ingest when eating rodents after they took the bait. They are encouraging residents to stop using harmful rodenticides around their houses or yards and look for more natural ways to get rid of pests. The internet is a great resource to find additional information on natural pest control.

Avian & Exotic currently has two Red-Tailed Hawks and a Great Horned Owl in their care. They accept wildlife cases on a space-available basis.

About the Company:

Serving the greater Raleigh and Research Triangle areas of North Carolina, Avian and Exotic Animal Care is exclusively dedicated to the care of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and exotic mammals. Their staff consists of three full-time exotic animal veterinarians and a team of experienced animal nursing specialists. Their team approach to providing veterinary care means pets are always able to be seen by a veterinarian experienced in the care and treatment of birds and other exotic pets. Through daily clinical rounds and in-house consultations, pet owners can rest assured that their pet will receive the best care available. Their care extends to many animals, whether it be sick birds, sick ferrets, or sick rabbits, Avian & Exotic will provide the best care they can offer.

Avian and Exotic Animal Care trains all staff in exotic husbandry and triage so that at any time pet owners can speak with their knowledgeable staff about exotic pet care.