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BIRD INFORMATION:
 Getting Started
 General Info
 Bird Care
 Taming & Training

*Health & Nutrition
 - Blood feathers
 - Nail clipping
 - Illness
 - First aid kit
 - Evacuation kit

 - New bird won't eat

 - Nutrition
     - ACV
     - Antinutrients
     - Aromatherapy
     - Calories
     - Coconut oil
     - Enzymes
     - Fats & oils
     - Fruit
     - Grit
     - Homeopathy
     - Lighting & D3
     - Organic vs conv,GMO
     - Pellets
     - Probiotics
     - Protein
     - Seeds, nuts, grains
     - Soy
     - Sprouting
     - Tea
     - Wild diet & pet birds

 - Misc nutrition topics
     - Diet conversions
     - Cockatiel diet
     - Feeding ecology,
        wild tiels




 Breeding & Genetics

Health & Nutrition

Emergency Evacuation Kit Items

Food and Water:

  • Food: Two weeks supply: place dry food(pelleted diets; seeds; dried fruits and veggies) in airtight containers (rotate every 3 months)
  • Usual Treats (rotate every 3 months)
  • Water: Two weeks supply of drinking water (store in dark place, rotate every 2 months) Estimate 1-2 quarts per day per day for drinking, bathing and, cleaning
 

Restraint and Identification:

  • Towels *Thick leather gloves if your pet is a large bird (in case your bird is injured, or afraid)
  • Portable cage with the following information indelibly printed: your name, your phone number, address, a description of your bird (distinguishing marks, age, breed, sex, etc..); the name of your bird, leg band or microchip ID, if any, pet insurance policy number, any medical needs, and the address and phone number where you or a contact person can be reached if you are not at home
  • Recent photographs with the same information that is on the portable cage printed in the back (keep in a waterproof container, example: inside several ziplock bags. Include yourself in some of the photos to help you reclaim your pet, should he become lost
  • Wire, pliers, and duct tape (to repair portable cage)
 

Sanitation:

  • Newspapers or lining for the cage
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish soap
  • Disinfectant
  • Garbage bags
  • Spray bottle for holding disinfectant solution
 

Care and comfort:

  • Blanket or sheet to cover cage
  • Toys
  • Hot water bottle
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Grooming supplies
  • Spray bottle for misting
 

Records and Medications (store in waterproof container):

  • Vaccination certificates
  • List of phone numbers:
    • veterinarian
    • list of secondary veterinarians
    • pet friendly motels
    • boarding facilities for birds (red cross shelters do not allow animals)
    • emergency clinics
    • database centers if your bird has a leg band or microchip
    • animal poison control centers
    • animal shelters in your area (in case you get separated from your pet)
  • Pet insurance policy number
  • Copies of proof of ownership papers(registration information, adoption papers, proofs of purchase, and microchip/leg band information to store in the evacuation kit). List each of your animals and their species/breed, age, sex, color, and other distinguishing characteristics.
  • Medical records and/or list of medical needs, fi you bird has a medical condition or on medication
  • Two weeks supply of medication in waterproof container(rotate every 2 months); have chemical ice packs and small, insulated cooler if medication needs refrigeration kit.
  • First aid kit
  • A large plastic tub or garbage can with a lid can be used to store these disaster preparedness items for your bird. Tape a copy of this list to the inside of the cover for future reference. Include a calendar indicating when certain items should be/were replaced.
  • In addition to the items listed above, include anything you use for you bird on a weekly or monthly basis. A good idea is to collect all of the materials for your disaster preparednes kit, and then experiment by using only those items to care for your bird the next two weeks. That way, you will easily find out if you need to include other items, or a larger quantity of certain things.