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TUE, OCT 3, 2017
Educational Meeting
Pasta Sauce Cook-Off and Potluck

SAT, OCT 28, 2017
Board Meeting at Kaladi Brothers, 6921 Brayton Dr, Anchorage, 10-Noon

TUE, NOV 7, 2017
Educational Meeting

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

TUE, DEC 5, 2017
Holiday Potluck and Club 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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