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What to Include in Your Bird's First Aid Kit

It's an emergency! Having a first aid kit on hand for your bird is beneficial, especially in an emergency. If you are confronted with a situation that requires immediate action, you will need some first aid supplies nearby. Here are some ideas of what to include in your first aid kit:
  • Bandages (gauze and pads)
  • Pedialyte (used for rehydration)
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Hemostats (or pliers)
  • Rubber gloves
  • A cauterizing agent (Kwik-Stop)
  • Heating pad / hot water bottle (never apply directly to bird)
  • Towel (used for restraint)
  • Bottled water
  • Pet carrier or travel cage
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Nail clipper
  • Small flashlight or penlight
  • Wire cutters
  • Eye wash and antibiotic ophthalmic ointment
Being prepared by having the necessary items in an emergency can make a huge difference. It could even help save your bird's life.

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