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Last Post 26-02-2009 10:35 AM by  Rick
What should be in your first aid kit (for birds)
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26-02-2009 10:35 AM

    Basic First Aid Kit For Your Bird
    Always have a basic first aid kit to hand. It should contain a few simple things that will be useful
    should your bird become injured.
    These are the basic minimum items that should be at hand in case of an emergency:
    1. A substance to stop bleeding (Cornflour is good for this, however there are proprietary
    brands available in all good pet shops.)
    2. A bird safe disinfectant (Such as Avisafe)
    3. Cotton wool balls or cotton buds.
    4. Tweezers and sharp scissors
    5. Savlon cream (The ONLY human medication that can safely be used on a bird)
    6. A soft, dark, non striped towel, for restraining an injured bird. (A light, striped towel
    would represent a preditor to the bird.)
    7. De-stressant / Shock medication
    8. Probiotics / White cell support / Electorlytes
    9. Heat source (Heat lamp to help with shock.)
    10. Pen light
    11. Bandage material (½ Inch masking tape or micro-pore tape.)
    12. Nail clippers
    13. Eye dropper (This must be well cleansed if it has been used for other purposes!)
    14. Important Telephone numbers (i.e. Vets, Taxi companies)
    15. A suitable sized bird carrier (Even if your bird is trained to travel on your shoulder, a
    carrier should be available incase the bird is physically injured or in shock!)
    Do NOT bathe the bird
    A sick bird needs warmth, darkness and a quiet atmosphere
    DO NOT HESITATE TO TAKE YOUR BIRD(S) TO THE VETS IF YOU SUSPECT THAT THE
    BIRD IS ILL. OFTEN WITH BIRDS TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. THE ABOVE LISTS ARE TO
    BE USED AS AN EMERGENCY MEASURE AND NOT AS A FORM OF CURE FOR A SICK
    BIRD!



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