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I have decided to put together a birdy first aid/grooming kit
so i want to know what you all would put in it and why?
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small sharp scissors for wings or trimming tangled string etc, nail scissors for trimming individual feathers and nails, tweezers for pulling broken feathers ( or small craft style needle nose pliers ) , corn starch or other clotting agent, bird safe disinfectant ( not sure what is good for birds ) and small gauze pads for cleaning cuts or holding over wound to stop bleeding. Depending on size of bird maybe a pair of gloves or a small towel to hold angry hurt hissing biting bird.
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^ what she said haha! Thanks parrotletsrock!

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Your both quite welcome!
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The only thing I would add to that would be a nail file, for smoothing or shaping the beak, and silver nitrate sticks. For really stubborn bleeding nails, or beak injuries, they will cauterize the would and immediately stop the bleeding. for beak injuries, it's really the only thing you should use, because styptic is toxic to ingest. Otherwise, you can just try flour or cornstarch and take the bird straight to the avian vet.



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Oh yeah... The # for your avian vet should be in there too... You don't want to be trying to find or remember the # while your trying not to panic!
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OK! Did some more thinking and went thru my first aid kit - here's what I have, or would recommend having

Styptic Powder, Baby Blanket or Microfiber Towel, Scissors for wings, Gauze Pads, Q-tips, Vet wrap (for splints, bracing wings, etc), Small Tank or plastic tub (for an emergency brooder), Heating Pad, Warm hand packets (to put in cage wrapped in towel, bird can snuggle for warmth), Syringe (force feeding), Small Pliers or Locking Hemostats, Nail Clippers, Band Cutters or a wire cutter in case bands get stuck, Liquid Bandage for body wounds, Alcohol Swabs, Metal Nail File (filing sharp beaks), tweezers, Silver Nitrate (for bleeding beaks only), Triple Antibiotic Ointment or Neosporin (non-steroidal if possible), Gatorade or Pediolyte for dehydration, Lactated Ringers (for severe dehydration, IV fluids), Probiotics (to levelize gut flora after meds)

A lot of those items were all thought up and put together by members on the linnie forum, and I used it to put together my first aid kit, but I hope it helps you all! Credit should go back to the linnie forum, I suppose, since that's where the original list is though I don't use all of what we put together there



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Nice posts, Jenny.
Vet number! So important!




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in addition to the above i have a small bottle of water (like the 16oz bottles) and a vaccum sealed pack of food. that way my first aid kit also doubles as my emergency kit.
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