Eight-week-old Kachana strolled into Norcross Vets in Blackpool, Lancs., for a health check, much to the amusement of staff.
He made sure to make his presence known at the counter before having a nose around the office while he waited to be seen.
A spokesman For Norcross Vets said: “Because he is an orphan, he needs to be checked he is developing properly and putting on weight.
“I can safely say we have never had anything like it before.”
Kachana, a Bactrain camel, sadly lost his mother three weeks ago and he’s currently touring with Circus Mondao.
He will grow to be 7ft tall and to keep his strength up, he drinks ten litres of goats milk every day.
The vets revealed Kachana’s weight had increased from 47kg to close to 65kg in just a few weeks and said he was very healthy.
Circus ringleader Petra Jackson, 39, said his improved condition has come at a price — a very expensive one.
She said: “We feed him every two to three hours, from 7am in the morning to 11.30pm at night.
“He drinks ten litres of goats milk a day. It is not cheap at £1.60 a litre, so you can imagine how expensive it is throughout the week. “But the staff made a huge fuss of him.”
Petra said Kachana was born from the circus’ two camels, a male and female called Kashmir and Sabia, who they’ve had for nine years.
“In that time they never produced a baby,” she said. “We were not sure it would ever happen but last winter they started mating.
“Kachana was born and we were really pleased. But a few weeks ago Sabia went off her food. We tried treatment and took her to Leahurst Vet School where they discovered she had a weak heart.
“Unfortunately she had to be put down. Because she died we have had to build his weight up by hand feeding him and the visit to the vets was to check how he is doing.”
Circus Mondao is on its summer tour until August 31.