Pet Sitting for Birds, Small Mammals, Exotic Pets, Dogs, Cats, and More!
We cater to all your small mammals and exotic pets’ needs.
Everyone is different, and we understand the importance of the specific care requirements tailored to your needs. We strive to maintain the routine as if you are home. We pet sit all sorts of exotic pets, such as fish, geckos, hedgehogs, ferrets, and axolotls.
In-home pet sitting is available for:
The most common small pets, in order of popularity, are rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils, mice, and chinchillas. There are also a smaller number of people who choose to keep exotic small animals such as sugar gliders and hedgehogs.
Keeping diet consistent is one of the most important aspects. We will keep the water bowls and bottles filled and refreshed daily and will check bottles for clogging or air locks. The bedding is cleaned regularly as per the owner’s instruction, and any wet bedding is scooped from their cage daily. If litter boxes are used, they are cleaned, and litter is disposed of daily.
Bunny Rabbits and Small Animal Care
Exotics such as bunny rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, ferrets, mice, hamsters, gerbils, and degus are now very popular pets to own in Canada. Most are stressed by removal from their familiar home territory, especially free roaming rabbits, and dislike changes to their routines. That’s where we come in!
On our initial visit, we will inquire as to what kind of food your little mammal eats. We want to be able to keep them on the same diet and make sure they are especially lots of hay when it comes to the rabbits and guinea pigs. Different mammals can have diverse dietary requirements and it is important that they are fed correctly. As the pet sitter, we do not succumb to “treat begging” by your cute little fur baby if it is not on the feeding instructions. The kind of water dish a bunny rabbit drinks out of is also important. Is it a bottle or a dish? Rabbits tend to drink more than other species and typically get better water consumption from a dish, rather than a bottle. Some people also offer different types of water, is it your regular faucet water, or do you have the bunny on filtered water? What kind of filtered water is it? When we do our meet and greet, we will ask for a quick tour through all the areas your little mammal will have access to.
Collection of Information
Questions we will ask:
We will always follow your written instructions as to your pet’s care.
We monitor their fecal each visit to watch for any digestive issues that may arise, for example, not eating enough hay, digestive blocks, Diarrhea, etc.
We will feed your fur babies, wash out the water bowls and refill them with fresh water, scoop litter boxes and sweep around them every day, check their enclosure for any accidents, clean them up, and spend time petting and playing with them or if they are shy just sit quietly with them. Although most experienced rabbit and ferret owners have safe-proofed their homes we will keep an eye out for chewing of unsafe items such as plastics carpet or electrical wiring, etc.
Exotic Pet Grooming Service
Most pets need regular grooming, and most pet owners do not have the time. Our grooming services can make your pet healthy and happy. Some of our services include:
Additional Services and Rates
Exotic Pet Grooming is available. We also provide caretaking services for small animals and birds. Give us a call or send us an email to book an appointment, find out about our rates, or discuss specific pricing for your needs.
Reptiles/Snakes/Bearded Dragons/Geckos/Tortoise and turtles
We always provide good hygiene care, washing our hands with soap and water before and after handling of your reptiles/snakes, bearded dragons, geckos, turtles and tortoises and their enclosures which reduces the chance of your pet transmitting disease to humans
We will provide the proper diet, temperature, and humidity control as per your instructions and the health of your pet.
This includes spot cleaning the enclosure daily and removal of droppings. Depending on the species we will mist enclosure as per your instructions
Weekly maintenance we will clean branches turning the substrate removing the large clumps and wiping down the glass as per your instructions.
All bowls, dishes and bottles will be cleaned daily and disinfected weekly.
In-Home Pet Care Services, Calgary Dog and Cat Sitting
Dogs and cats have been humankind’s companion animals for thousands of generations. Humans domesticated them, and many breeds of each species have been developed for specific tasks that aid people, like herding sheep, retrieving fowl after a hunt, and sitting on laps to be adored.
Change can be difficult, especially for your pets. Keeping your dog or cat home alone for extended periods of time can lead them to act out and become stressed. Birds and Critters Pet Services provides in-home pet-sitting services throughout Calgary. We provide the right amount of companionship to keep your furry, feathered, or scaled friend happy all day long.
Quality Companionship for Your Pets
Being away from home for extended periods of time can be stressful for both you and your pets. Long workdays, vacations, and weekend getaways interrupt your pet’s regular routine. This can leave them anxious and lead to an unwanted mess and possible health issues. Birds and Critters Pet Services provides professionally trained care providers for in-home pet-sitting services for Birds, Bunny Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, (and other small animals) as well as reptiles, dogs, and cats. We will provide your pet’s food and give fresh water and treats as per your instructions, follow their regular exercise routines, and provide companionship by playing and sitting with them and providing a walk if needed.
Dogs have worked and lived alongside humans for thousands of years. As our relationship with dogs has evolved, they have brought us joy and friendship. Today, we no longer depend upon dogs for survival and protection but for companionship.
On our initial visit, we will inquire as to what kind of food your dog eats. We want to be able to keep them on the same diet. The kind of water a dog drinks is also important. Is it your regular faucet water, or do you have the dog on filtered water? What kind of filtered water is it? Dogs are generally fed once or twice a day. Young puppies need to eat two to three times a day, depending on how young they are. Young and very small dogs need to always have access to water, much more so than large or older dogs, so we will be sure to leave plenty of fresh water down for them. All water bowls will be washed and water replaced at least once a day.
Felines have now surpassed dogs as the most popular pet to own. Many people own more than one cat, and multiple cat-homes are very common. Most are stressed by removal from their familiar home territory and dislike changes to their routines. That’s where we come in!
On our initial visit, we will inquire as to what kind of food your cat eats. We want to be able to keep them on the same diet. The kind of water a cat drinks is also important. Is it your regular faucet water, or do you have the kitty on filtered water? What kind of filtered water is it? When we visit, we will ask for a quick tour through all of the areas your cat will have access to at the end of our visit.
Collection of Information
Questions we will ask:
We will always follow your instructions as to your feline companion care.
We will feed the cat(s), wash out the water bowls and refill them with fresh water, scoop litter boxes and sweep around them every day, check the residence for any accidents, clean them up, and spend time petting and playing with the cat or cats.