Exotic Pets

Snakes, lizards, rats, gerbils, hamsters—bring us your birds, reptiles, and pocket pets!

All Pets Health Center welcomes small mammals and reptiles. Our veterinarians can advise you about proper care, feeding, and maintenance of your pet, as well as treat illnesses and conditions specific to their species.

We are proud to offer veterinary services to exotic patients here at All Pets Health Center. We encourage all owners of exotic pets to bring them in for annual visits; this allows us to track the health of your exotic pet over their lifetime. Exotic pets have specialized needs that are best guided by a veterinarian. For each type of exotic pet, we have what we feel is the most important basic information on each of the specific pages.

What Do We See?

Most pocket pets and small exotics. This includes but is not limited to rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, sugar gliders, chinchillas, ferrets, and hedgehogs. We also see birds, as well as most reptiles and amphibians.

We do not see any venomous or Class I exotic pets as defined under Tennesse state law, including primates, even with legal USDA/TWRA permits. All Native species must have legal USDA/TWRA permits.

We will see any of the following:

  • Any reptiles/amphibians except for venomous species or crocodilians (considered class I).
  • Any small companion animal/pocket pet/mammal with the exclusion of any monkeys. We will see lemurs as they are evolutionarily divergent enough not to represent major zoonotic threats to our staff.
  • Any avians that can be legally kept. Birds of prey must have federal permits and birds native to Tennessee must have TWRA or rehabber permits. We do not see birds that have been personally trapped and domesticated.
  • We will see aquatic pets but may refer cases out to the Univerity of Tennesse College of Veterinary Medicine, as it is its own specialty.

Additional Exotic Pets we Service in Spring Hill, TN

Class 2 with a TWRA permit:

  • Chipmunks
  • Flying Squirrels
  • Foxes (Red & Grey Only)
  • Grouse
  • Mice (Native Only) 
  • Moles
  • Opossum
  • Quail
  • Rabbits (Native Only)
  • Raccoons
  • Rats (Native Only)
  • Shore Birds
  • Shrews (Native Only)
  • Snakes (Non-Poisonous & Native Only)
  • Squirrels
  • Waterfowl
  • & More!

Class 3, no permit required:

  • Alpacas
  • Amphibians (Non-Poisonous & Non-Native)
  • Chinchillas
  • Chipmunks (Non-Native)
  • Fennec Foxes
  • Ferrets
  • Gavials
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Hedgehogs
  • Mice (Non-Native)
  • Rabbits (Non-Native)
  • Rats (Non-Native)
  • Reptiles (Non-Poisonous & Non-Native)
  • Snakes (Non-Poisonous & Non-Native)
  • Sugar Gliders
  • & More!

If you are an accredited rehabber, we can see any Class 4 exotics as well.

What Are We Unable To See?

If you are unsure if we are able to see your exotic pet, please give us a call at (615) 790-8250.

Resources For Exotic Pets

We understand that many exotic pet owners will want to do some research on their own. There is a lot of information on the internet, so we want to provide our clients with some of the most reputable sources of quality information.

Additional Exotic Pet Resources


Association of Avian Veterinarians

Small Exotic Mammals

Association Of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

Reptiles And Amphibians

Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians


Reptiles Magazine

Exotic Pet Veterinary Services Near You

Many of these pets require a very particular environment to thrive, and it’s important you have a veterinarian experienced in their care to help. We see a wide variety of pets, so if your companion is something smaller—or a little more exotic—than a cat or dog, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (615) 790-8250.

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.