Emergency Care

Contact us during business hours

8am – 5 pm  Monday-Friday (closed for lunch from 12-1)
8am – 12 pm  Saturday
Closed Sun

Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital

977 Farmington Avenue

Kensington, CT 06037


After Hours Care – Birds and exotics

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

(203) 762-2002

51 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897


Farmington Valley Veterinary Emergency Hospital

(860) 674-1886 

9 Avonwood Rd
Avon, CT 06001


Bolton Vet – East of the River Veterinary Emergency Clinic at 

(860) 646-6134

222 Boston Turnpike

Bolton, CT 06043

*Reasons to think your exotic needs an emergency visit:

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

After Hours Care – Dogs/Cats

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

(860) 563-4447

588 Cromwell Ave

Rocky Hill, CT 06067


Cheshire Veterinary Center


1572 S Main St

Cheshire, CT 06410


New Haven Central Hospital

(203) 865-0878

4 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473