Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Health Care

General Health Care Remember to use common sense and consult with an avian veterinarian.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2013, 08:19 AM
Hayden1987's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Andy a Harlequin Macaw a pair or maroon bellied conures, a pair of mulga parrots
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Thanks: 46
Thanked 49 Times in 25 Posts
Hayden1987 is on a distinguished road
First Aid Kit

Sponsored Links
After keeping and breeding parrots and volunteering for bird rescue here in NZ and dealing with wild and domestic birds I have come to realise the importance of having a first aid kit especially put together for birds..
Accidents can happen anywhere and at anytime so be prepared!
I always have 2 fully stocked at all times..
One is always in my car (mainly for wild birds)
But the other is in the house in an easilly to get to place.

Heres my kit for anybody who is interested.

Equipment and Supplies
•Scissors•Tweezers•Nail clippers and metal nail file•Cornstarch (to help control bleeding from a nail)•Flashlight and batteries•Scalpel blades and handles•Eye dropper•Syringes of various sizes•Feeding tubes of various sizes (if you are trained in how to use them)•Lubricant such as mineral oil or KY Jelly (without spermicide)•Cotton swabs•Clean cloths and/or paper toweling•Disposable gloves•Stethoscope•Gram scale•Needle-nose pliers or*hemostats•Wire cutters•Net•Towels for restraint and/or to cover cage•Pet carrier Heating pad or heat lamp to use at home•Home thermometer to measure temperature of bird's environment•Heat pack or hot water bottle (to keep the bird warm during transport; wrap the pack in a towel - do not apply directly to your bird, or burns may result)

Bandaging Materials
•Square gauze of various sizes - some sterile•Non-stick pads•First aid tape - both paper (easily comes off of skin and feathers, or use masking tape) and adhesive types•Bandage rolls - gauze and Vetwrap•Wooden sticks of various sizes for splints - tongue depressors, Popsicle sticks, toothpicks•Band-Aids (for humans)

Nutritional Support
•Rehydrating solution such as Gatorade or Pedialyte

Medicines
•Wound disinfectant such as Betadine•Triple antibiotic ointment for skin•Antibiotic ophthalmic ointment for eyes, e.g., Terramycin•Eye wash solution•Sterile saline
Watch the expiration dates on any medication, and replace as needed.

Remember,
Dont crop tube unless you have been trained
Keep the bird warm in a quiet area
Make sure you do your best to keep the bird hydrated, this is more important than food in an emergency, but do offer food as well
And most important get to your vet as soon as possible.

Im sure most of you know all this but for all the newbies out there i hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Hayden1987 For This Useful Post:
Austinvarughese (06-15-2015), BillieD (08-24-2016), Farhan213 (05-26-2015), itchyfeet (07-24-2015), JerseyWendy (08-07-2013), June2012 (05-14-2015), Mango121913 (08-25-2014), RainbowRose (08-17-2014), rescuebird (04-05-2017), Ritsuneru (01-08-2016), VolcanoBakemeat (01-31-2016)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2013, 08:58 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Thanks: 36,138
Thanked 34,179 Times in 12,477 Posts
JerseyWendy is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

AWESOME!!! Thank you SO much for this!!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JerseyWendy For This Useful Post:
BillieD (08-24-2016)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2013, 09:21 AM
Hayden1987's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Andy a Harlequin Macaw a pair or maroon bellied conures, a pair of mulga parrots
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Thanks: 46
Thanked 49 Times in 25 Posts
Hayden1987 is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

You are more than welcome..
I just know what its like to not have a vet available on hand 24/7
So i was trained by an avian vet to administer 1st aid.
If its at all possible ask if your vet can train you to do a few important things like examinations.. check for breaks in wings, how the wing is being held, keel bone and muscle tone,
As well as crop tube/needle fluids especially if your vet gives you oral medications...
I am lucky to have such a great vet who supplies me with saline solution syringes, needles, broad spectrum antibiotic and pain relief. Even tho shes not really meant to haha.
Bandaging is also important to learn just incase the need arises and you have to immobalise a wing if there is a break or even do a wing to body bandage if its a fractured coracoid, which can happen from hitting a window.
Generally when a bird shows symptoms its urgent and can escalate very quickly
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Hayden1987 For This Useful Post:
BillieD (08-24-2016)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-07-2013, 09:26 AM
Sarbear's Avatar
Junior Member
Parrots:
Blue my IRN, Peaches my Lovebird, Tilly & Max my breeder cockatiels, Bell & Benji my baby cockatiels and Mario, Luigi, Lemon, Lady, Cho Cho, Fritz, Cheeky & Daisy my budgies
Join Date: Aug 2013
Thanks: 28
Thanked 16 Times in 7 Posts
Sarbear is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

Awesome job....!!!!!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sarbear For This Useful Post:
BillieD (08-24-2016)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-31-2013, 02:56 PM
ziggybird's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Meyer's Parrot (Tukki), Double Yellow Headed Amazon (Ziggy), Blue and Gold Macaw (Max)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Thanks: 12
Thanked 29 Times in 18 Posts
ziggybird is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

I want to bump this thread and also put the number for animal poison control on here so it's easily searchable.

animal poison control: 888-426-4435

They charge $65 for the call, but they are wonderful. They are a 24/7 company with vets on staff at all times. They can tell you what to do at home, what signs to look for, and if you need to rush to the vet and instructions to give them about what exactly is going on with your pet. They only charge once per case, so you or your vet can call them multiple times and will only be charged once.

This would be a great number to keep on hand near your parrot emergency kit along with your vets number.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ziggybird For This Useful Post:
antoinette Supporting Member (08-25-2014), BillieD (08-24-2016), JerseyWendy (09-01-2013)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-01-2013, 12:33 PM
Banned
Join Date: Jul 2013
Thanks: 74
Thanked 180 Times in 132 Posts
Pajarita is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

I would add some sulfa powder (it works wonders on open wounds) and a band cutter as well as.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pajarita For This Useful Post:
BillieD (08-24-2016), JerseyWendy (09-01-2013)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-01-2013, 02:21 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Thanks: 36,138
Thanked 34,179 Times in 12,477 Posts
JerseyWendy is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

I made this a sticky, so it will stay on top and not get lost in the crowd.

Thank you again for this GREAT and VERY important information about First Aid Kits!!
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to JerseyWendy For This Useful Post:
antoinette Supporting Member (08-25-2014), BillieD (08-24-2016), Mango121913 (08-25-2014), RainbowRose (08-17-2014), ziggybird (09-01-2013)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2014, 05:03 AM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Nanday, suns, parrotlet, Patagonian
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Thanks: 1,896
Thanked 2,387 Times in 1,477 Posts
weco is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

Hayden, I'm not trying to impose on your thread or take it over, just expanding it a little.....

A number of years ago I had as many as 20 some odd birds, usually just perching for a while and often had to contend with the invariable broken blood feather and even an occasional half-bitten-off toe, so like Hayden & many others around here, I put together what I thought I might need.

The aquarium in the list is for use as a hospital cage, not for herps or snakes...actually any snakes or predator herps you might keep should be in securely locked reptile cages anyway or you might find your feathered friend(s) a quick meal for the reptiles.....
Attached Thumbnails
First Aid Kit-fak-1.jpg   First Aid Kit-fak-2.jpg   First Aid Kit-fak-3.jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to weco For This Useful Post:
BillieD (08-24-2016), JerseyWendy (08-25-2014), June2012 (05-14-2015)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2014, 06:12 PM
henpecked's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Jake YNA 1970,Kia Panama amazon1975, both i removed from nest and left siblings, Forever Home to,Stacie (YN hen),Mickie (RLA male),Blinkie (YNA hen),Kong (Panama hen),Rescue Zons;Nitro,Echo,Rocky,Rub
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NC/FLA
Thanks: 632
Thanked 4,079 Times in 2,110 Posts
henpecked is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

First Aid kit ??? mine's more like a foot locker.
__________________
Long time amazon parent/breeder and many rescue zons. We are breeding 2nd generation of our Yellow Nape ,Double Yellow Head, Panama ,Orange Wing Amazons and TAGs, also outdoor aviary with flock of Cockatiels. If you need help or advice please feel free to contact me,if i can't help maybe i can find someone who can.Capt and "Jake" the YN
Avatar is myself and "Juanita" 12/59 Guatemala CA
Rescues looking homes,Mumbles(DYH male)Echo (YNA male) Rockie(BFA male) Nitro (YNA male) Yeah, Echo found a home
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to henpecked For This Useful Post:
BillieD (08-24-2016)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-25-2014, 10:57 PM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Nanday, suns, parrotlet, Patagonian
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Thanks: 1,896
Thanked 2,387 Times in 1,477 Posts
weco is on a distinguished road
re: First Aid Kit

Quote: Originally Posted by henpecked View Post
First Aid kit ??? mine's more like a foot locker.

Yeah, HP, around here, those are thought of more as toy boxes.....
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to weco For This Useful Post:
BillieD (08-24-2016)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Health Care
Remove Ads


Search tags for this page

blue and gold macaw first aid kit

,
cockatiel keel bone padding
,
oxytetracycline for parrolet
,
terramycin for parrot
,
what meds to keep on hand for parrots forum
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2005 - 2009, Parrot Forums.com