3635 N. I-10 Service Rd., W.,
Metairie, LA 70002



"Dr Rich is the avian expert! The clinic is state of the art, the boarding facility has large, clean cages and the team is very caring. It's with great confidence that I refer my avian patients to West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic."

Ashley C Geoghegan, DVM
Dr G's Holistic Vet Care, LLC

Avian & Exotic Pet Adoptions


Adoption Rules: As part of the adoption process all members of the family and any pets that will be interacting with the prospective new member of the household are required to come to the hospital on at least two occasions and visit with that pet. All exotic pets that will be interacting with the new pet must have a current exam and be up to date on vaccinations (if applicable). Adoption fees will apply.


Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA



(5/10/16) Dixie was born here on 5/10/16 while their mom was being treated for an eye infection.There were originally 10 babies born, but only 5 survived past the first week. Four have already been adopted, leaving only Dixie. She is spayed and enjoys a good head scratch. She is also litter box trained. She is a medium to large rabbit, averaging about 7-8 pounds when full grown. That just means there is more of her to love!. Update 12/6/16: Dixie is still looking for a home! She has a ton of energy, and will need lots of room to run around. She enjoys chewing on her toys, and is fun to play with and watch run circles around the room. Lets get her home soon! Update 1/6/17: Dixie is still patiently waiting for a new home to love on her and provide lots of room for exercise. She is still very energetic, but will take time to come lay by you when she is done playing.


Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA

(11/21/16) Bella is a 2 year old spayed female Flemish Giant mixed breed rabbit. She was brought to us very overweight and in need of loving. We have switched her diet to a healthier, balanced diet for rabbits, consisting of 70% timothy grass hay, 20% hay based pellets (with no corn, seeds, or grains), and a handful of leafy green vegetables daily. She is already starting to slim down and moves around easier. She is very sweet, and would love a permanent home where she can relax and be loved on. She should be about 8-10 pounds, so is a larger bunny, but has more to love! Call us today if you want to visit with Ms. Bella. Update 12/19/16: Bella is settling in but is still a little nervous around new people. She will need an experienced rabbit owner who can help teach her boundaries and rules. She still loves being pet, but not always picked up. Update 3/10/17: Bella is learning to enjoy being pet and loved on, and her weight loss plan is working. She has a great appetite for her hay. She is still nervous around new people, but we are working with her to open up a little. She just needs a loving home with lots of patience for this scared sweetie. 


Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA


(2/17/17) Crow is a neutered male rabbit who was surrendered to us after he was found wandering on the levee. He is approximately 1 year old and is very sweet. He may have some lionhead in him, as he has a small mane and wispy fur around his face. He is a small bunny, about 4-5 pounds. He is very playful and loves being pet. If you are interested in this young male, please call us today to arrange a time to meet him! Update 3/10/17: Crow is still here and still sweet! He is playful and has a good appetite. We would love this sweet little man to find a great home, possibly even as a friend for another bunny. 




Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA

(8/1/16) Gabby is an 18 year old female White Fronted Amazon. She was adopted from us in 2011, but her recent owners had begun to have serious health problems, so had to surrender her back to us. She is friendly and willingly comes out of her cage to hang out. She is fully weaned on to Zupreem pellets, and is up to date on her Polyoma Virus vaccine. Prior to 2011 she had some liver problems, but went through a full course of treatment and her more recent blood work shows no current issues. Even though she is small, she is still an Amazon parrot, and needs someone experienced with larger parrots to adopt her. If you are interested in meeting her and giving her a third chance at a great home, please call us today! Update 3/10/17: Gabby is still waiting for the right person to come along. She has a very quiet disposition, but can be nervous with certain people. She loves to just be in the same room as you and observe what is going on. She is still a great eater, and loves her added vegetables daily.  



Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA

(2/6/17) Elmo is an 11 year old male Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. He was surrendered to us after an extended boarding period as his owner no longer had the time for him. In typical cockatoo fashion, he can be very loud and boisterous. He is timid around strangers, but with the right owner he can hopefully come out of his shell and be a sweet pet. He eats zupreem pellets and mixed vegetables and some fruit. He can also do a number on his toys, and loves getting his energy out by destroying the newest toys given to him. Cockatoos do not make a good first bird, so only serious inquiries apply. He needs to go to a home with experience in these larger, needier birds.



Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA


(3/4/17) DJ is a young (approximately 1-2 year old) wild Quaker parrot of unknown sex. DJ was found unable to walk, and appeared stunned. He has some neurological deficits in his legs which makes it a little difficult for him to walk and perch. He occasionally sits with clenched feet, but can still get around well. Radiographs and blood counts done when he came to us showed no evidence of fractures or infection, but we don't have a reason for his nerve damage. He is very sweet and doesn't mind being picked up. He is eating well. He is walking and moving around a little better every day. He will need to be kept in a flat bottom cage for now, as perching is difficult. We currently have him in a large acrylic cage with newspaper and towels on the bottom, crocks on the floor for food and water, and lots of toys - he loves shredding paper! Since Quaker parrots are in invasive species, we can not legally release them if they are brought to us injured, so he is now up for adoption. We have found wild Quaker parrots make excellent pets, as they tend to be very laid back and adjust to home life very quickly. If you have a place in your home for this special little bird, call us today!



Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA

Peppa Pig

(2/23/17) Peppa Pig is a 3 year old female guinea pig. She was surrendered to us through another veterinary clinic after the original owner could no longer care for her. She is very sweet and loves attention. She is a little overweight, but we have adjusted her diet and are working with her to lose a few extra grams. She loves her hay and most vegetables. We have not tried her with another guinea pig, but most pigs do well in pairs. Call us today if you would like to meet her!




Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA

(3/8/17) Drago is a 4-5 year old male bearded dragon. He was found in someone's Lakeview backyard, and the people had no luck finding his owner. When he was brought to us he was very thin and dehydrated. Bloodwork and a fecal parasite check were all normal. After being here a few weeks getting rehydrated and on a more normal diet, he is doing very well. He is very social, has a great appetite, and looking for a new home!





Pet Adoptions in Metairie, LA

(11/28/16) Harvey is a handsome male cockatiel, about 2 years old. He was dumped at a local pet store, and brought to us by their employees to help find him a home. He is a little nervous around hands, but is learning to step up. He does love to hang out on your shoulder for a while. He loves his bell toys and is starting to come out of his shell and whistle for us. He is up to date on his Polyoma virus vaccines, and we are working on weaning him to a pelleted diet. If you want to give this gorgeous boy a new home, come by to visit him today! Update 3/10/17: Harvey's adoption fell through, so he is back available again! He is still nervous about hands coming in his cage, but once he is out he loves to hang out with you. He has some beautiful songs that he will sing to anyone who wants to listen. Update 3/27/17: Harvey is currently being treated for an infection. We are not sure where he caught it, of if he has had it since we received him. Once he is improved, he will be back up for adoption.