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Bandages
Band aids
Vet tape
(the stuff without glue but sticks to itself)
Iodine or Betadine
Styptic powder (can use flour or sugar in an emergency)
Fingernail clippers
Sharp small scissors
Large scissors
Tweezers

Locking tweezers (like a cross between pliers and scissors that lock shut)
Aspirin
Alcohol
Tea tree oil

Cotton balls, and the flat round ones
Q-tips
Vaseline



Apple cider vinegar with the mother in it, I use Bragg's from GNC- 3.49 per Qt.
Vick's vaporub (or generic version)
Tongue depressors or Popsicle sticks to be used for splints
Bluekot or any anti pick remedy

Bottled water

Saline Solution or 1/4 cup regular salt to a gallon of water, bring to a boil then cooled, Note: Peroxide will kill healthy tissue
Needles and strong thread -for sewing up deep puncture wounds
Name of An Avian VET
in your area, keep it posted for quick access

Carrier- A type that can be used as a hospital unit, to quarantine an injured or sick bird.
Tupperware container-clearly Marked
to keep it all in. I have my Avian Vets # taped to the lid.

I use DE but if you don't you should have a wormer,
Or
Ivomec /Ivermectin -is one of the better ones.

Electrolytes for birds (as opposed to Gatorade and others that have too much sugar)
Terramycin Ointment (antibiotic cream for the eyes) and *Terramycin* powder that you mix with water and any other injectable antibiotic that you might want to keep refrigerated. Always check expiration dates. Small Gauge syringes for injectables.
* Terramycin Powdered Antibiotic- 2 Teaspoons to a gallon of water for 3 days then 1 Teaspoon to a gallon of water for 4 days. Change water daily as it will lose it's potency after 24 hrs. *


Edited to Add: If it is a really bad emergency either a Valium or a shot of liquor to calm nerves, heck take the whole bottle with you.
Most of these supplies can be purchased at WalMart or the Feed store.




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