A bird first aid kit is very important to have on hand for any parrot owner. From parakeets, to Macaws, the chance of minor or major injury due to common household factors can occur at any time without warning. The article will review the absolute essential items to have set aside for these emergency situations to help stabilize your bird and increase the average parrot lifespan.
Bird First Aid Kit – The Hospital Cage
Ideally you should start out by having an emergency hospital cage on hand. The reason to have an emergency cage is to provide a safe space where you bird won’t fall and you can provide a warm and quiet controlled environment in case of shock or injury. The tote can also prevent them from climbing which could potentially cause further injury. This emergency cage can be cheap to make and easy to put together. Take a large plastic tote (16 gallon size or larger) and drilling a small hole (about 1-2″ up) in the side to place a screw-on perch near the bottom of the tote. Place a soft towel at the bottom of the base, and make sure to have small food and water dishes available. You can cover the tote with a lid (make sure to add air holes) or a cloth to create a low light environment. The finished product should look something like this:
Note: Make sure to keep the environment in the tote between 80-90 fahrenheit, and look out for …Parrot Owners! Whats in your Bird First Aid Kit? Read More