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.
File – for attending to very pointy nails.
- Hemostat or forceps: Assist in removing tangled material from birds’ legs.
- Cotton swabs and gauze
- Restraining towel
- Heat source
- Carrier to transport your bird.