Westchester Veterinary Center

8911 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone (310) 645-4444

Fax (310) 526-8246

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Exotic pet emergency veterinarian

Westchester Veterinary Center provides emergency care for exotic pets such as birds and reptiles. Thankfully, most of your pet's medical problems will not be emergencies, but some emergency situations are not always as easily recognizable. With some serious illnesses and injuries, symptoms may develop slowly and can be difficult to recognize or judge the severity of the condition. If your pet is having an emergency during normal business hours, please call us at (310) 645-4444 or come directly to our hospital. After business hours, please visit our emergencies page for the nearest 24 hour emergency veterinary facility.

If your pet is exhibiting any of the following signs, please call us right away as it may be an emergency situation for your pet.

Avian Emergency Symptoms

  • Lethargy and/or weakness
  • Sitting or lying on the bottom of the cage
  • Fluffed feathers, loss of feathers, or any physical changes in the feathers
  • Loss of appetite and/or weight loss
  • Decrease or increase in drinking water
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or unusual stool
  • Tail bobbing
  • Decreased vocalization
  • Nasal drainage
  • Falling off the perch
  • Inability to open eyes
  • Drooping wing(s)
  • Discharge from eyes, mouth, nostrils, or other areas of the body
  • Open wound

Reptile Emergency Symptoms

  • Excessive lethargy
  • Breathing with mouth open
  • Bubbles or discharge from the nose
  • Prolonged loss of appetite
  • Lack of stools
  • Diarrhea
  • Twitching or uncoordinated movements
  • Open wound