Veterinary Care for Special Pets: Exotics and Birds

Blue Iguana

Dupont Veterinary Clinic prizes each of our clients’ pets and understands that all kinds of animals can become treasured companions. Our practice accepts and treats birds and exotics pets with pleasure. Just like dogs and cats, exotic pets and birds benefit from routine veterinary care to stay healthy. We welcome the opportunity to get to know your special companion and to provide trusted veterinary advice and treatment for your bird or exotic pet.

We routinely treat a wide assortment of exotic pets, including:

  • Amphibians
  • Ferrets
  • Geckos
  • Gerbils
  • Guinea pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Iguanas
  • Rabbits
  • Snakes
  • Sugar Gliders
  • and more—call to inquire

We see a wide variety of birds, including:

  • African Greys
  • Canaries
  • Cockatiels
  • Cockatoos
  • Conures
  • Finches
  • Lovebirds
  • Macaws
  • Parakeets (Budgies)
  • Parrots

Special Pets Require Special Care


Appropriate nutrition, housing, and daily care are keys to keeping exotic pets and birds healthy, happy and disease-free. Many exotics and birds have very specific needs and their health can suffer if they’re not given the proper care. In many cases, pet owners simply don’t know how to provide correct care since the personnel at pet stores, where many exotic pets and birds are purchased, may lack this essential knowledge.

Our Special Veterinarian

Clinic veterinarian Dr. Amy Boxberger has a special interest in small mammal and avian veterinary medicine. She is experienced in treating a variety of birds and exotic pets. Dr. Boxberger will work with you to help you understand the special needs of these unique animals. Services provided for birds and other exotic pets include:

  • Husbandry advice (guidance for feeding, housing, daily care, and even behavior)
  • Preventive care
  • Diagnosis and treatment in the case of disease or injury
  • Surgery (including spay and neuter for some animals)
  • Sexing (gender determination)

To schedule a veterinary appointment for your bird, small mammal, or exotic pet, call us and ask to see Dr. Boxberger.

Located on the north side of Fort Wayne, we happily serve local animals, as well as pets in nearby Indianapolis towns like Huntertown, Leo, Grabill, and Garrett.

"I originally came to you because you deal with exotics. I actually live an hour away. But your service, facility, and staff has made me consider bringing all my animals to you and making Dupont Veterinary Clinic my Vet. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!"
— Amanda M.