Check with your vet to find out what vaccinations your exotic pet
needs. Most common exotic animal bites come from:
Skunks and raccoons. Wild (endemic) populations
of skunks and raccoons have the greatest risk for having
Ferrets. These animals can
Rodents, such as rats, mice, gerbils, and
hamsters. This group of animals does not transmit rabies but can spread other
diseases through biting.
Rabbits or hares (lagomorphs). This group
of animals does not transmit rabies but can spread other diseases through
Monkeys. This group of animals does not transmit rabies but
can spread other diseases through biting.
If you have questions about local rabies issues, contact your local
health department. If you will be traveling with your pet, check with your vet
about the protection your animal needs and the risk your animal has for getting
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