hi there,
nearly had an accident with my cockatiel tonight and it got me thinking.
there is no pet ambulance service near where i live and i cant count on my vet to be reachable during the night.
is there any basic first aid procedures i could use to improve his chances ? i see the main threats as
1 falling & breaking bones
2 being stepped on/crushed
3 being burned by falling into coffee or gulping down a hot item (likea rice grain) from my plate
i know this is an unpleasant subject but i realized that apart from dialing 911 i can rely on my first aid training for human accidents, but i dont have a clue what to do for birds.
thx
F
hi there, nearly had an accident with my cockatiel tonight and it got me thinking. there is no pet ambulance ... my first aid training for human accidents, but i dont have a clue what to do for birds. thx F

Many cities have animal emergency clinics, who would be able to render assistance during non-office hours. Try looking in the phone book & keep the number where you can find it in an emergency.

I read somewhere online that all the same type of first aid concepts for people apply for parrots. Try Googling first aid for parrots & see what pops up - I think there are a couple of websites with first aid kits & advice & I also seem to remember a book being available.

The most important thing is to keep the bird calm and warm. Towels, heating pads & your presence will be the most important things.

Plantmistress