Tips for a healthy pet

Small Details, Big Impact

Owning an exotic pet can often take a little bit more effort and finesse than a dog or a cat. Small mammals and reptiles often have precise needs when it comes to their care, and in many cases a seemingly small issue in housing, lighting, or diet can have an enormous effect on their health. Many exotic species have distinct needs regarding:

  • Lighting and temperature—these are particularly important for reptiles, and different species have different temperature and lighting needs that require special equipment.
  • Diet—a poor or imbalanced diet can cause a host of both short-term and long-term problems for an exotic pet.
  • Habitat—the right size and shape of enclosure are critical for making sure your friend stays healthy and happy. Environmental enrichment is a must!

Before taking on an exotic pet, make sure to do the research on what kind of habitat they’ll need to be happy. For some more information on exotic pet care or give us a call at 903-675-5401.

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At Syler Veterinary Clinic, we believe that exotic and pocket pets deserve the same excellent veterinary care as dogs and cats. These sweet and special creatures often have specific health care, dietary, and environmental needs, and our veterinarians are ready to help provide everything you need for your exotic pet to thrive.

From routine checkups and wellness care to those times when you’ve got a listless lizard or a bunny feeling blah, our veterinarians are here with expert advice, a gentle touch, and plenty of love.

If you have any questions or are wondering if we see your kind of exotic pet, please call us at (903) 675-5401.

Exotic species we see include:


Rodents (rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.)

Reptiles (lizards, snakes, and more)

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