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AREPH partnered with WIRES to provide a 24/7 Bushfire Emergency Advice Hotline

The Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital (AREPH) has partnered with WIRES to provide a 24/7 Bushfire Wildlife Emergency Advice Hotline. The hotline will give veterinary professionals and wildlife carers phone access to AREPH’s highly skilled wildlife vets 24/7. If you have any questions or require an over the phone assessment for wildlife, please call…
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Blue-tongue lizard leg amputation

Meet “Randal” a Blue-tongue lizard who recently visited AREPH as he had a trauma from a suspected cat or dog attack. Blue-tongue lizards are common in suburban backyards and are often predated by cats or chased by dogs. Randal was admitted to hospital and underwent treatment for several puncture wounds around his head and a…
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Missy the Magpie and her sore toe

Meet “Missy” a wild juvenile Magpie who recently visited AREPH after being found in the middle of the road. Missy had a superficial laceration on her right foot and some trauma to her wings. X-rays were taken, and unfortunately, Missy had broken her third toe (see x-ray). Did you know that the third toe in…
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Egg retention

Did you know it is relatively common for reptiles to become egg bound during laying? Egg binding also referred to as egg retention or dystocia, is when all or part of the clutch remains stuck in a female’s reproductive tract. There are many reasons a reptile might become egg bound, including improper husbandry, oversized eggs,…
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