January 16, 2019 By Adam John 0

What Is An Avian First-Aid Kit?

These are supplies you should have available for use if you need to treat an injured bird. The Merck Vet Manual website details a nicely stocked first-aid kit. Some of the items are:

Phone numbers – Critically essential to have your avian vet’s number handy.

Flour – To control toenail bleeding, put some flour in the bottom of a shoe box and let the bird walk around.

Styptic powder

File – for attending to very pointy nails.

  • Hemostat or forceps: Assist in removing tangled material from birds’ legs.
  • Cotton swabs and gauze
  • Scissors
  • Restraining towel
  • Heat source
  • Syringe
  • Carrier to transport your bird.