Little Feathered Buddies

Small birds, big hearts


 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/EOs
     - Calcium
     - Calories
     - Coconut oil
     - Enzymes
     - Fats & oils
     - Fruit
     - Grit
     - Lighting & D3
     - Organic vs conv,GMO
     - Pellets
     - Probiotics
     - Protein
     - Seeds, nuts, grains
     - Soy
     - Sprouting
     - Tea
     - Wild diet & pet birds
     - Miscellaneous topics

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

     - Ekkie gut length

 Breeding & Genetics

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Art Contest



Birdland Paradise Game

Health & Nutrition

First Aid Kit Items

Important Phone Numbers To Have:

Veterinarian's Emergency
Clinic's Poison Control Center

Equipment and Supplies:

Magnifying glass
Nail clippers and metal file
Styptic power, styptic sticks, Kwik Stop, or cornstarch
Scalpel blades and handle
Turkey baster
Eye dropper
Syringes of various sizes
Feeding tubes of various sizes (if you are trained in how to use them)
Lubricant such as mineral oil
Cotton swabs
Clean cloths and/or paper towels
Disposable gloves
Stethoscope Gram scale
Needle-nose pliers or hemostats
Wire cutters
Net Towels for restraint and/or cover cage
Pet carrier
Heating pad, or heat lamp to use at home
Home thermometer to measure temperature of bird's environment
Heat pack or hot water bottle (to keep the bird warm during transport; wrap the pack in a towel--do not apply directly to your bird, or burns may result)


Bandaging Materials:

Square gauze of various sizes - sterile
Non stick pads
First aid tape-both paper(easily comes off of skin and feathers, or use masking tape) and adhesive tapes
Bandage rolls-gauze and Vetwrap Wooden sticks of various sizes for splints-tongue depressors, popsicle sticks, toothpicks Stockinette Gel foam-stops bleeding from wounds (ask your avian vet)
Band-Aids (for humans)


Nutritional Support:

Rehydrating solution such as Gatorade or Pedialyte



Wound disinfectant such as Betadine or Nolvasan
Triple antibiotic ointment for skin
Antibiotic ophthalmic ointment for eyes, example: Terramycin
Eye wash solution
Sterile saline *WATCH THE EXPIRATION DATES on any medication, and replace as needed.