Exotic Pets Need Pet Sitters Too!

Bob, a clinic African Grey Bird at All Pets Hospital. Bob has lived at the clinic for years and has a bad habit of plucking his feathers, but we love him anyways!

Bob, a clinic African Grey Bird at All Pets Hospital. Bob has lived at the clinic for years and has a bad habit of plucking his feathers, but we love him anyways!

It may seem crazy to think about, but all pets need to be pet-sit at one point or another. Sure, dogs, cats, and other “basic” pets need that occasional pet sitter when a family goes out of town, or if a person works long hours and needs somebody to care for their pet during the day to avoid health issues. But not everybody has a dog or a cat, after all – some people have birds, lizards, horses, pigs, and all other forms of exotic pets that need special and specific care and must be treated carefully and professionally at all times, regardless of needs and specific dietary or lifestyle restrictions. After all, it can be quite complicated to find a high quality exotic pet sitter, as it can be a challenge to find a company or individual who can totally and fully understand the specific needs of your pet. And, like so many other pet owners, exotic pet owners are understandably very particular and concerned with their pet’s lifestyle and needs, so much so that it is important to pick an exotic pet sitter carefully.

But what can you really get out of a good exotic pet sitter, anyways? Here are just a few important things to consider when using the services of an exotic pet sitter:

Professional house sitting

First and foremost, a professional exotic pet sitter provides a professional experience. You don’t need to worry about the guy down the street that you hired to rifle through your things while you are gone; with a professional, you get the best you can expect without having to worry about the results as you enjoy great pet sitting experiences from a respected and respectable company.

Care and understanding of your pet’s needs

Exotic pet sitters work to the point where they fully and completely understand exactly what it is your pet needs and deserves, no matter their background, medical history, or level of "exoticness". In fact, professional pet sitters work hard to maintain professionalism in knowing exactly the care your pet needs, as they are experts in a variety of exotic and non-traditional pets that may require more specific care and more focused love than a normal dog or cat. See my previous blog on Why You Should Hire A Veterinary Technician As Your Pet Sitter.

Experience and a good reputation

Finally, a professional pet sitting company like I Love Your Pet, provides a great experience and a great reputation with which to work. No longer do you need to worry about bad happenings with your pets or your home, as I Love Your Pet works tirelessly to build a professional reputation with everything that you have and with your beloved pet. We will see to it that you and your pet are satisfied and happy by the end of the stay, and that you get the most out of your investment.   

Although there may be many options for the care of your cats or dogs while you are away, it may be difficult to find friends, relatives, or pet sitting services to care for pets that are more exotic.

I Love Your Pet is pleased to offer care for exotic pets such as:

  • Birds (parrots, canaries, parakeets, cockatiels, and others)
  • Reptiles (lizards, turtles, snakes, fish and others)
  • Small Mammals (rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, ferrets, chinchillas, and many others)

I Love Your Pet understands that caring for exotic pets can be quite involved and require very detailed instructions. And, prior to providing any pet sitting services, I Love Your Pet will meet with you.  This meeting allows you and your pet sitter to get to know one another, and gives you the chance to provide exact details for the care of your exotic pet. If you have an exotic pet that you believe I Love Your Pet may not have experience with, do not hesitate to ask. If I Love Your Pet has never personally taken care of a certain type of animal I can still guarantee that it will be properly cared for.


Need a pet sitter for you exotic pet? Contact hannah@iloveyourpet.net today for rates and booking!

Posted on June 19, 2014 .