We Built the Ultimate DIY Bird & Parrot First Aid Kit

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Or “are you freakin’ kidding me, it’s for a 117 gram Cockatiel”!
 
Keep in a cool dry place, not a basement .
Anyone can write a list of what they think should go into a bird first aid kit and post it to the internet so that got us thinking where can you get all this stuff?
We put ourselves at peril by car, motorbike and bicycle navigating “near-the-loop” mayhem of Chicago streets & bike paths.

We did it over 4 days but If you had nothing to do one Saturday afternoon and actually wanted to build this first aid kit all at once you could start out with coffee and order all the medical supplies from us. Then go through your cabinets and drawers (something you’ve been threatening to do for a year anyway) to find things that would be useful in your kit.

Now hop in the family jalopy and go to Walgreen’s – CVS/pharmacy – Target – Starbucks (for more coffee) the Container Store, Menards & Ace Hardware. Your choice of retailers may be different but you get the idea.

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Disposable Sterile Scalpel
for Bird Medical Emergencies
Why you need this
You always wanted to play doctor right? Some times a puncture wound has to be “cleaned up” or a small piece of skin needs to be cut away prior to dressing a wound. You’ll be prepared with this in your avian first aid arsenal.

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You may already have these
 
30 Each 3 inch Long Natural Nylon Cable Ties
 
Why you need this
Cable ties are quite versatile for the caged bird proprietor. Use for help with splints, on larger bones (wings) for stability until the vet sees the bird. Repair toys, make bird toys, use as a toy

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Non Magnetic Tip Stainless Steel
10 inch Tweezers for Bird Fist Aid
 
Why you need these
Should your bird be impaled by a large splinter from a bird toy, use these to be in control and remove the wooden splinter with precision.

 

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Pediatric Dual Head Stethoscope for Bird Care & First Aid

Why you need this

You come into the room to see the bird lying on the bottom of the cage. Is he/she alive? Use the “cup” side to listen for respiratory or cardiac activity. No need to guess and you’ll be able to provide better feedback when speaking to veterinary professionals on the emergency phone call.

 

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4-3/8 Inch Surgical Scissors for Bird Care & Bird Emergencies

Why you need this
Animal injuries come in many different forms. As distasteful the term “trimming a a piece of skin away from a wound” sounds, you may be called upon to do it for yourself or a friends bird over a 50 year big bird stewardship. It’s inevitable, be prepared.

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6 Inch Cross Lock Tweezers w/Stand
for Bird Care & Bird Medical Emergencies
 
Why you need this
We’re not sure but we think it’s really cool.

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3-1/2 Inch Locking Stainless Steel Forceps
for Bird Care & Bird Medical Emergencies
 
Why you need this
Clamp something, hold back a piece of skin, these stainless steel forceps are indispensable

 

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He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they would visit their monthly birdie brunch in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.