Additional Supplies For those who are more experienced and/or less squeamish, or who simply live too far to get to the veterinarian quickly, you may want to add:
Popsicle sticks - for immobilizing broken legs Ophthalmic ointment - for scratched eyes, minor conjunctivitis. Suturing materials (surgical needles and thread) - Use only if you know what you are doing, or to save a birdís life. Take to veterinarian ASAP. Gelfoam -stops bleeding from flesh wounds. Available from your veterinarian. Tegaderm dressing - helps healing for burns and certain open wounds. Encourages granulation ( healing/scabbing.) Available at any pharmacy. Lactated Ringer's solution - used for IV rehydrating of dehydrated avians and flushing wounds. (Available from your Veterinarian) Syringes - for injectable medications and irrigation of wounds. Oxygen - this requires a prescription from your vet to be put on file with a local supply house. This is only needed by the most experienced of bird owner/breeders.