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Calendar:

SAT, NOV 25, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

SUN, DEC 3, 2017
"Mitzvah Mall" at Congregation Beth Sholom, 7525 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, Noon to 3PM
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TUE, DEC 5, 2017
Holiday Potluck and Board Elections

SAT, DEC 23, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

2018

TUE, JAN 2, 2018
Educational Meeting
Movie Night!

SAT, JAN 27, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, FEB 6, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, FEB 24, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, MAR 6, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, MAR 24, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, APR 3, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, APR 21, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, MAY 1, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, MAY 19, 2018
"Reading Rendezvous" on the Loussac Library lawn 12-4pm

SUN, MAY 20, 2018
"Migratory Bird Day" at the Alaska Zoo 11-5pm

SAT, MAY 26, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, JUN 5, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, JUN 23, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

SAT, JUN 30, 2018
Bird Club Picnic, Abbott Park, 11AM-3PM

TUE, JUL 3, 2018
NO EDUCATIONAL MEETING UNTIL AUG 7

SAT, JUL 28, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, AUG 7, 2018
Educational Meeting

SUN, AUG 19, 2018
Homeless Animals Day at the Alaska Zoo!

SAT, AUG 25, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, SEP 4, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, SEP 22, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, OCT 2, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, OCT 27, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 6, 2018
Educational Meeting

SAT, NOV 24, 2018
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, DEC 4, 2018
Holiday Potluck and Board Elections


 

Emergency Preparedness: First Aid
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Emergency Preparedness Planning for Parrots

Every parrot owner should have an Bird Emergency First Aid Kit in their home, tailored to meet the special needs of their flock.

Here's a general list of supplies to include in your kit:

  • An adequately large water-proof or water resistant container to store the supplies
  • Phone numbers of vet, emergency pet care, and animal poison control hotline
  • A booklet on general avian first aid procedures.
  • Antiseptic towelettes or hand wash to clean hands before and after handling bird
  • Towel for handling birds
  • Saline solution or clean water for eye and wound irrigation
  • Betadine, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol (don't use alcohol on head or vent), and/or Neosporin for disinfecting minor cuts and scrapes.
  • Styptic powder, corn starch or baking flour to control minor bleeding
  • Hemostat, needle-nosed pliers, or tweezers for pulling broken blood feathers
  • Nail clippers and several emery boards for trimming nails
  • Scissors
  • "Vet wrap," gauze rolls, gauze bandages, or other sterile material for cleaning and covering wounds.
  • Masking tape, nylon stocking, or "vet wrap" for immobilizing broken wings (masking tape is not very sticky and can be removed from feathers)
  • Q-tips
  • 10-cc syringes for administering fluids, irrigating wounds, feeding, and so on
  • Pedialyte (pay attention to expiration date and replace as needed)
  • Clean, small plastic bags for stool samples or storing a sample of poisons or other substances the bird may have ingested

Remember, if your bird is wheezing, has been bitten by a cat or dog, has a broken foot/leg/wing, or very deep or open wounds TAKE IT TO A VET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Such problems and injuries need immediate treatment but trying to "fix" them yourself can make it worse.

 

 

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