Linda Rose Forney 503.460.7908
Additional items to add:
Hemostats (to remove broken blood feathers), wire cutters (if bird gets wrapped in something difficult to cut with scissors), handfeeding formula, powdered probiotics, Preparation H, olive oil or coconut oil (for egg binding), available carrier kept close to kit, and completed emergency card in the event someone else has to take your bird or animal to the vet if you are not able.
First Aid Kit
Animal First Aid Kits available for purchase at Gramma Roses Bird Boutique $34.95
Emergency First Aid kit and supplies list disclaimer: The information on this page has been gathered from my own experiences with poultry and research, and from advice which veterinarians and experienced poultry-keepers have offered me. I strongly advise those with sick poultry to secure an avian veterinarian as their main authority on poultry health care. Please also understand that poultry care and parrot care require two different approaches.
Golden Rule for Parrots
*** Parrots should NEVER be given OVER THE COUNTER ANTIBIOTICS like those found in pet shops, and I recommend always seeking a qualified avian veterinarian when your pet birds are injured or sick. Also parrots do not respond to medications designed for poultry (as listed below). Such drugs mask the illness and will end in tragedy for your pet. Only proper cultures administered by an avian veterinarian can correctly diagnose the illness so that the correct medications can be administered.***
Be sure to have recorded and taped to outside of kit band numbers for your birds.
Basic Poultry Health Aids:
Braggs unfiltered Apple cider vinegar (with the Mother in it)
Electrolytes (Powdered as it keeps longest)
Corn starch to help stop bleeding wounds
Kwik Stop to help stop bleeding toenails and beaks (do not use on open wounds)
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF ANTIBIOTICS ARE FOR POULTRY ONLY AND NOT FOR CAGED BIRDS. PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAGED BIRD TO AN AVIAN VET FOR MEDICAL CARE.
Duramycin~Neomycin~Sulmet Oxytetracycline~ (Bacterial)
Tylan 200 or 250 (Respiratory
Flubenvet (Gape Worms)
BMD ( Bacitracin methylene disalicylate) Ulcerative Enteritis, and other illnesses of the gut (important for pheasants and quail)
4 & 1 Antibiotics (Important for pigeons and doves)
Doxycycline 20% (works well for respiratory infections in pigeons and doves)
Antiparasitic for Poultry only
Ivermectin Pour On (Drops on neck)
Ivermectin Sheep Drench (put in water)
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) food grade only! (placed around coop and perches)
Wazine (Round Worms, though Ivermectin takes care of Round worms too).
Flea and Mite Dust
Organic eye saline solution to clean out eyes
Neosporin or some type of similar antiseptic for wounds
Lubicants for egg binding and prolapses such as Preparation H,
1. List of birds, housing diagrams & care instructions written down and placed in kit for others if you have to leave for an emergency
2. Veterinarians telephone number taped onto First Aid Kit, plus other emergency numbers of importance.
3. Flashlight and extra batteries
4. Scissors, Toenail Clippers, Hemostats, and wire cutters.
5. Crop tube for emergency feedings
6. Feeding syringes of various sizes.
7. Small plastic container for fecal collection
8. A Large and small towel, baby wipes, handiwipes, paper towels
9. Latex disposable gloves, hand sanitizer
10. Sterile gauze, q-tips, non stickable medical tape, heating pad, cotton
11. Popsicle sticks, stout plastic strips
12. Several small containers to mix solutions
13. Carrier for transport if needed. Include clean towel liner
14. Medical records
15. Spray bottle for distilled water
16. Small dishes for feed and water
These Kits can be made up easily
Toothbrush Soft (remove debri)
Towel (secure animal)
Popsicle sticks(Sample collector and possible splint)
Kwik Stop(Toenails only)
Corn Starch (Beak/Open wounds)
Sample Collector container
Eye Wash (diluted for wound cleansing)
Electrolytes(Essential to mix with water and handfeeding formula)
Stick em Note pad
Sterile Alcohol Swabs
Round Cotton wipes
8x10 Pet information card
(Two sided and thorough for all animals)