977 Farmington Ave
Kensington, CT 06037
Phone: (860) 828-7736
Fax: (860) 829-0594
Contact us during business hours
8am – 5 pm Monday-Friday (closed for lunch from 12-1)
8am – 12 pm Saturday
Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital
977 Farmington Avenue
Kensington, CT 06037
If your exotic pet needs attention outside of our normal business hours, the following emergency clinics may be able to help:
South Wilton Veterinary Group
51 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Farmington Valley Veterinary Emergency Hospital
9 Avonwood Rd
Avon, CT 06001
Bolton Vet – East of the River Veterinary Emergency Clinic at
222 Boston Turnpike
Bolton, CT 06043
Birds: Any weakness, staying on the bottom of the cage not perching, fluffed up while perched, sleeping a lot, not talking or singing (if normally does), loose droppings, not eating, blood in droppings, blood loss of any kind, prolonged straining to pass stool or egg.
Ferrets: diarrhea, vomiting, pawing at the mouth (may indicate nausea due to dangerously low blood sugar), frequent trips to the litter box with little or no urine production, pain in the abdomen, depression, lack of appetite, weakness (including hind limb weakness)
Rabbits, small mammals, marsupials: Diarrhea or decreased numbers of stools, lack of appetite, weak or depressed, painful when lifted or touched, head tilted to one side, rolling, flipping.
Reptiles/Amphibians: weak or unresponsive, open-mouthed breathing, tremoring or twitching, prolonged lack of appetite, frantic movements, bloody droppings, prolhttp://www.exoticpetvet.com/onged straining to pass stool or egg.
Fish: Rapid respirations, thick slime coating on body, red or white blotches on skin, listless, rubbing frantically against bottom of tank, loss of equilibrium.
Of course, if you are in doubt, give us a call and we will help you assess whether your companion is having an emergency situation
Remember to warm up your car adequately in the winter and bundle up your pet in an appropriate carrier and blankets. In summer, be cautious not to over-heat your bird, ferret, rabbit, small mammal, or marsupial in a hot car.
*Source: Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital
If your dog or cat needs attention outside of our normal business hours, the following emergency clinics may be able to help:
Animal Emergency Hospital of Central Connecticut – Rocky Hill
588 Cromwell Ave
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Cheshire Veterinary Center
1572 S Main St
Cheshire, CT 06410
New Haven Central Hospital
4 Devine Street
North Haven, CT 06473