1. Python and Boa Care

    INTRODUCTION There are a wide variety of species of pythons and boas with many different color mutations kept as pets. Their size and lifespan vary with species. Some of them can get up to 20 feet and 200lbs, so be sure to do your research carefully before bringing home a new snake. HOUSING Cage – Select an enclosure designed for snakes as snakes are great escape artists. A glass tank with a sec…Read More

  2. Rabbit Care

    INTRODUCTION Rabbits make friendly, quiet, and gentle house pets. They come in a variety of breeds and colors with an average lifespan of 7-10 years. HOUSING Cage – A minimum of 2x3 feet of floor space if recommended for small breed rabbits and 3x4 feet for large breed rabbits. A solid cage bottom is recommended. If the cage has a wire bottom, at least half of it should be covered with a solid s…Read More

  3. Rat Care

    INTRODUCTION Rats are highly social animals that make excellent pets for children if properly cared for. If they are raised as pets and gently handled, rats will rarely bite. They are intelligent and can be taught tricks as well as to respond to their names. The average lifespan for a pet rat is 2-3 years. HOUSING Cage – Each rat requires a minimum of 40 square inches of floor space and at least…Read More

  4. Sugar Glider Care

    INTRODUCTION Sugar gliders are small, nocturnal tree-dwelling marsupials (meaning they carry babies in a pouch!). They are native to Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania and Indonesia. They get their name from being fond of sweet foods and because they can glide using flaps of skin that extend from their wrists to their ankles. Their average life span as a pet is 12 to 15 years. HOUSING Cage – While …Read More

  5. What 2nd Street Vet Can Do For You

    Hello, and welcome to our very first blog post! We’re happy you stopped by, and we’re quite excited to get this blog going. In the coming months, we will be updating the blog with much more content, excellent for anyone who’s wanting to learn a little more about animals and how to care for your pets. At 2nd Street Animal Hospital, we’re obsessed with keeping our animal friends happy and he…Read More