Dr. Laurie Hess

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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Mend Them – National Geographic

    Even blue-throated macaws and radiated tortoises sometimes need a doctor. Veterinarian Laurie Hess catalogued her decades spent treating unusual creatures in her new book Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor. Recently, she spoke with Nexus Media about exotic animals — which to adopt, which to avoid and which are most threatened by humans. This […]

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    Winterizing Your Exotic Pet

    Now that cold weather is coming, there are some steps all exotic pet owners should take to help ensure exotic pets stay happy and healthy throughout the winter: Reptiles – “cold-blooded” animals whose body temperatures adjust to surrounding environmental temperatures. When temperatures in our homes drop during winter, these pets need extra heat to keep […]

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