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First Aid Kit / Items: You May Need in an Emergency

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Emergency Preparedness For Pet Birds


Recommended Contents for a Bird First Aid Kit:

  • 1/2" Adhesive Tape
  • A means for providing warmth (i.e., heat lamp, heat pad or bottle)
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Baby Blankets
  • Betadine (for belly buttons)
  • BFI powder (to stop bleeding)
  • Bottled Water
  • Hospital Cage
  • Cage Covering
  • Gauze Bandages / Pads (sterile)
  • High Protein Baby Food (whatever your vet recommends)
  • Incubator (only needed if breeding / caring for eggs)
  • Hemostats
  • Hospital Isolettes
  • hydrogen peroxide Solution (3%)
  • Insulin Needles
  • Lactated ringers
  • Nebulizer
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Nekton-Tonic
  • Neocalglucon
  • Nolvasan disinfectant
  • Non-stick bandages - Paper Towels
  • Plastic Medicine Dropper
  • Quick Stop (do not use on bird's skin or blood feather - risk of toxicity) OK to use on nails
  • Revitalizing Solution
  • Ricelyte/Pedialyte
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Scissors
  • Small Flashlight
  • Styptic Powder
  • Syringes (various sizes / feeding tubes)
  • Thermometer
  • Travel Cage (for taking your bird to the vet)
  • Tweezers
  • Rubber Tubes (various sizes to empty the crop)
  • Vet's / ER phone number / Directions
  • Phone Number for Local Poison Control Authority
  • Serene-UM for Birds, an anti-stress formula to help calm your bird.
  • Manuals and Books to Guide