Hospitalisation facilities for Rats and Mice
At the Avian and Exotic animal clinic our hospitalisation facilities for rats, mice and other small mammals are away from other species. Many rodents find it very stressful to be in sight, sound or smell of species they would regard as predators.
It is very common for rats to need 24-hour monitoring and administration of medication and supportive care through the night. Those with breathing difficulty are often on continuous oxygen with medication at frequent intervals to clear their lungs. At the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic there is a veterinary surgeon present round the clock so that critical patients can be monitored and that the appropriate medication can be administered at the correct time.
If there are any changes even in the middle of the night we will be able to update you unless you request we don’t call at certain times.