Linda Rose Forney   503.460.7908

Animal First Aid Kits available for purchase at Gramma Roses Bird Boutique $34.95

         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.

These Kits can be made up easily

Included:

Iodine

Sterile Pads

Surgical Tape

Scissors

Clippers

Tweezers

Toothbrush Soft (remove debri)

Towel (secure animal)

Washcloth

Popsicle sticks(Sample collector and possible splint)

Vaseline

Kwik Stop(Toenails only)

Corn Starch (Beak/Open wounds)

Matches

Face Mask

Sample Collector container

Mixing Container

Eye Wash (diluted for wound cleansing)

Bottled Water

Electrolytes(Essential to mix with water and handfeeding formula)

Paper Towels

Emery Boards

Cotton Balls

Syringe

Pipette

Q-Tips

Surgical Gloves

Extra baggies

Handiwipes

Stick em Note pad

Pen

Hand Sanitizer

Sterile Alcohol Swabs

Round Cotton wipes

Anitbiotic Cream

Kleenex

Instructions

8x10 Pet information card

(Two sided and thorough for all animals)


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)
Probiotics
Electrolytes (Powdered as it keeps longest)
Bottled water
Vaseline
Corn starch to help stop bleeding wounds
​Kwik Stop to help stop bleeding toenails and beaks (do not use on open wounds)
Handfeeding formula
Bird feed

​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.
Common Antibiotics
Duramycin~Neomycin~Sulmet Oxytetracycline~ (Bacterial)
Tylan 200 or 250 (Respiratory
Flubenvet (Gape Worms)
Corid (Coccidiosis)
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

Betadine
Rubbing Alcohol
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,

Basic Equipment
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
  balls

  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

 
 
 


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