Post by quakerfriend on Jun 18, 2015 15:28:21 GMT -5
So I've compiled a list of things you should have in your birdy first aid kit...anyone have anything else to add?
Pad of paper and pen Thermometer/hygrometer Humidifier 250 watt heat lamp (place 2-4 feet away from cage) Heating pad 2 soft and thick towels (for restraint and lining cage) Scale Betadine scrub Small and large plastic syringes (no needle) Non-greasy antibiotic ointment Cotton balls and swabs Low perch Penlight Styptic powder and cornstarch Scissors and wire cutters Tweezers First aid lotion Needle nosed pliers Nail clippers and nail file Cloth/gauze bandages and pads Antiseptic swabs Alcohol Vet wrap and wound adhesive tape Pedialyte (for electrolyte replacement) Ceramic dishes Eyedropper Heat pad Eye wash Saline solution Baby bird formula Travel carrier Sanitary wipes Mild dishwashing detergent Bottled water and baggie of Food Large plastic container/tank (keeps supplies and is hospital area) Address, phone, and hours of vet and animal emergency center Number of Poison Control Center Book with section on care of a sick bird
Post by Jan and Shah on Jun 18, 2015 16:14:44 GMT -5
That's more than I have in my own first aid kit which really only consists of Betadine and band aids I am fortunate that I live close to 2 bird vets so if there are any problems, the birds go straight to them. However, I think you have compiled an excellent first aid list that covers everything. Well done
Post by Jan and Shah on Jun 18, 2015 19:49:22 GMT -5
It's better to be paranoid than have a catastrophe occur and not be prepared for it. Once I move to the country next year, I will take another look at your list and set up a first aid kit as vets are further away.
Thanks for the list. I had some already set aside. I also have an evacuation tub right at my door ready to go with pellets for my quaker, seed mix for my budgie, kibble for my dog. As well as bottled water, spare money and leash oh and a couple of blankets. I too may be paranoid but yesterday morning there was a truck fire next door, I moved my birds closer to the door just in case the fire spread. It didn't and no one was hurt.
Great idea. This list needs to be added to one of the permanent spots on this forum. Thanks for posting it...I had no such thing prepared but I will now.
I agree, and will definitely pin this when I get to my computer.
Thank you for the list!
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel), Chewy (Quaker) and Lily (Budgie); Bilbo (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish; Camelia aka Cami (Horse); Pork Chop (Guinea Pig) Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, and Phoenix