Tag: exotics

Audra Stillabower, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist Guinea Pigs were thought to originate from New Guinea because of their name, but in fact guinea pigs are from South America in the Andes region. Guinea pigs were used as food and were also domesticated. The Spanish then introduced guinea pigs into Europe where they became pets. Spanish…

Have you ever wondered about poisoning concerns for wildlife and exotics? In this post, we’ll dive into several toxins for five different wildlife species, waterfowl, reptiles, aquarium fish, raptors and fireflies. Waterfowl Heavy Metals Lead toxicosis has been reported in waterfowl after being exposed to lead shot. Zoologic waterfowl developed zinc toxicosis after ingestion of…