Table 2

Frequency of presentation of exotic pet species to the veterinary practice

SpeciesFrequency of presentation
DailyTwice weeklyWeeklyFortnightlyMonthlyYearlyNever
Rabbits42 (32.00)35 (26.72)20 (15.27)18 (13.74)13 (9.99)2 (1.15)1 (0.76)
Guinea pigs12 (9.16)34 (25.95)23 (17.56)26 (19.85)32 (24.43)2 (1.15)2 (1.15)
Small rodents9 (6.87)24 (18.32)20 (15.27)28 (21.37)40 (30.53)9 (6.87)1 (0.76)
Reptiles7 (5.34)9 (6.87)7 (5.34)6 (4.58)27 (20.61)45 (34.35)30 (22.90)
  • The percentage of veterinarians (out of a total of 131) who selected each category is indicated in parentheses after the number of respondents.

  • Categories with less than or equal to five respondents were not included in statistical analysis.