Exotic Pet and Bird Grooming in Metairie, LA

Exotic Pet and Bird Grooming in Metairie, LA

When it comes to owning an avian or exotic pet, there are many things to consider to keep them healthy. A tank or a cage, the location of the tank/cage, food, air temperature—the list goes on and on. If you’re a first-time avian or exotic pet owner, there’s probably one thing you HAVEN’T considered, and that’s exotic pet and bird grooming in Metairie, LA. Keeping your pet groomed can be just as important as any other area of their health. Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana is pleased to offer grooming services for our patients, in addition to our other wellness services. We want your furry, feathery, and scaly friends to be healthy on the inside and on the outside!

Want to take advantage of our exotic pet and bird grooming services? Call us at (504) 455-6386 and one of our team members will assist you.

Exotic Pet and Bird Grooming Services

We offer the following pet grooming and bathing services for all of our avian and exotic pets:

  • Wing Trimming to prevent an accidental “flyaway” and/or injury
  • Nail trimming and filing for birds, small mammals, and lizards
  • Spray baths for pet birds to mimic their natural habitat
  • Bathing for ferrets to prevent odors and infections
  • Hair mat removal, brushing, and combing for pet rabbits, pet ferrets, and pet guinea pigs (Call for availability)
  • Bathing and grooming for rabbits and guinea pigs when deemed necessary by our veterinarians (Call for availability)

Common Skin Conditions of Birds & Exotic Pets

Having your pet groomed on a regular basis can help prevent a number of skin conditions, or treat them in their early stages. Because we offer wellness services in addition to grooming, we can easily provide treatment and/or advanced diagnostics right here in our clinic, if necessary. The following are some of the common skin conditions that can be detected during a grooming session:


  • Feather Cysts
  • Baldness
  • Mites
  • Polyfollicles
  • Feather Destructive Behavior


  • Skin Infections
  • Abscess
  • Blister Disease
  • Parasites
  • Mites
  • Abnormal Shedding


  • Alopecia (Hair Loss)
  • Mites
  • Ringworm
  • Fleas
  • Pododermatitis
  • Abscesses


  • Fungal Problems
  • Parasitic Problems
  • Lice
  • Skin Mites


  • Alopecia
  • Bacterial Skin Disease
  • Skin Lesions
  • Fleas
  • Skin Mites
  • Ear Mites

Give us a call at (504) 455-6386  to schedule your pet’s grooming appointment here in Metairie. We look forward to seeing you both and making your pet look, feel—and smell—better than ever!