These are some images from last week's time spent observing what goes on behind the scenes at an exotic animal hospital. (I'm not going to include captions for all of these pics because I have no idea what any of this equipment is. Yet.) What I do know is the little gecko was in the little ICU because of respiratory issues and possible depression. The albino snake was there from a local pet store because she was suffering from intestinal parasites and lack of appetite and had to be tube fed. And oh boy, does that critical care food for carnivores smell BAD! I also watched as a little guinea pig was put under and had his teeth cleared of sharp points. They had to jerry-rig a little g. pig gas mask from a syringe container (last photo).