2100 Lane Street Kannapolis, NC 28083
Phone 704.932.8111 | Email info@griffinexotics.com

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed



Our Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed

Reasons to think your exotic needs an emergency visit:

Birds:  Any weakness, staying on the bottom of the cage not perching, fluffed up while perched, sleeping a lot, not talking or singing (if normally does), loose droppings, not eating, blood in droppings, blood loss of any kind, prolonged straining to pass stool or egg.

Ferrets: diarrhea, vomiting, pawing at the mouth (may indicate nausea due to dangerously low blood sugar), frequent trips to the litter box with little or no urine production, pain in the abdomen, depression, lack of appetite.

Rabbits, small mammals, marsupials: Diarrhea or decreased numbers of stools, lack of appetite, weak or depressed, painful when lifted or touched, head tilted to one side, rolling, flipping.

Reptiles/Amphibians: weak or unresponsive, open-mouthed breathing, tremors or twitching, prolonged lack of appetite, frantic movements, bloody droppings, prolonged straining to pass stool or egg.

Fish: Rapid respirations, thick slime coating on body, red or white blotches on skin, listless, rubbing frantically against bottom of tank, loss of equilibrium. 

Of course, if you are in doubt, give us a call and we will help you assess whether your companion is having an emergency situation.

Remember to warm up your car adequately in the winter and bundle up your pet in an appropriate carrier and blankets.  In summer, be cautious not to over heat your bird, ferret, rabbit, small mammal, or marsupial in a hot car.



Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call our office at (704) 932-8111. One of our team members will be happy to help you.

Please note – New Patient Exams are scheduled for 45 to 60 minutes – and some may run longer than an hour. Please schedule enough time so that we may completely evaluate your pet during our initial consultation. We think you will find the time well spent.

Before contacting us to schedule an appointment, please consult the lists below to make sure that we will see your pet. If your pet is not listed below,
please call us to find out if our hospital will be able to accommodate your pet.

Animals We See

  • Small Mammals or "Pocket Pets" (ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, hamsters, chinchillas, sugar gliders, etc.)
  • Birds (parrots, canaries, finches, and others)
  • Reptiles (non-venomous snakes, lizards, turtles/tortoises)
  • Other pets (fish, amphibians, invertebrates)

Animals We Don’t See

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Farm Animals (Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Llamas, Ostriches, Pigs etc.)
  • Pot Bellied Pigs
  • ”Big” Cats (Ocelots, Servals, Lions, Tigers, etc)
  • Monkeys or other primates
  • Venomous Animals
  • Wildlife considered dangerous by the state (Foxes, Skunks, Raccoons, etc)

Emergencies/After Hours

Appointment Cancellation Policy

Because we value our time with you and your pet, we ask that you respect our time (and that of our other clients) by notifying us 24 hours or more in advance if you have to cancel, change or miss an appointment. Appointments scheduled for 45 minutes or more that are missed without such notification may be subject to a $50 fee; shorter appointments (progress exams, etc) may be subject to a $25 fee. Our schedule is set so that there are a limited number of appointments available per day, and having even 1 or 2 no-shows or late (same day) cancellations greatly challenges our ability to see those clients and their pets that are available to come in for appointments. Multiple (more than 2) no-shows or late cancellations may require pre-payment of exam costs in order to book an appointment.

Emergencies and After Hours

We understand the stress and concern that occurs when you have an unexpected problem with your pet.

In the event of an emergency with your exotic pet, please contact the following 24 hour veterinary hospitals. If you have time, please also send us an email to info@griffinexotics.com and/or leave us a voice mail at 704 932-8111 as we will try to follow up with you as soon as we are able.

24-Hour Veterinary Hospitals

  • Carolina Veterinary Specialists (Huntersville) 704-949-1100. Please call ahead to see if their ER doctor will see your exotic pet.
  • Long Animal Hospital (Charlotte) 704-523-2996. Please call ahead as only two of their ER doctors will see exotic pets.
  • North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine (Raleigh) 919-513-6999 (Exotic Pet Service) or 919 513-6911 (Emergency number). Despite the distance from Kannapolis, they may be the best option in some circumstances, so please keep their number handy.



We exclusively treat these exotic pets:

    • rabbits
    • ferrets
    • guinea pigs
    • chinchillas
    • rats
    • hedgehogs
    • hamsters
    • mice
    • gerbils
    • sugar gliders
    • degus 
    • other small rodents
    • parrots
    • canaries
    • finches
    • chickens
    • ducks
    • peacocks
    • non-venomous snakes
    • lizards
    • turtles
    • tortoises
    • salamanders
    • frogs
    • toads
    • fish
    • scorpions

We do not see cats (including “Exotic” cats), dogs, farm animals, monkeys, crocodilians, pot bellied pigs, venomous reptiles, dangerous animals as defined by the state (including foxes, skunks, raccoons, etc).

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I just had my sweet bunny neutered and I feel really good taking my fur friend here. Dr. Edgerton was great and the secretary is so kind and helpful. They called me a day after the procedure to check on him and that means alot.

Diana Fisher
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Monday:            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday:            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday:          8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:                 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:           Closed
Sunday:               Closed

Location and Directions

Griffin Exotics
2100 Lane Street
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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We are doing everything that we can to accommodate as many patients as we can, and this includes continuing to operate curbside (we can see more patients this way)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. At this time we have decided to continue curbside appointments, which will allow us to stay open so we may continue to provide much needed healthcare to your pets.  Thank you for your understanding.