Birdie Disaster Preparedness
by Donna Crossley
Our birds depend on us for their safety and well being. The following
information will help us be prepared for an emergency.
If you need to evacuate - TAKE YOUR BIRD WITH YOU! It is a good idea to have a
pre-arranged safe place to bring your feathered friend. Ask friends
and relatives that live in different areas if they would be willing
to help out in an emergency. Also contact local hotels and motels
and check on their pet policies.
Have a secure TRAVEL CAGE available at all times. Have enough carriers for all
birds (don't forget your other pets). Transport your bird in a safe CARRIER.
Have a towel or blanket to cover the bird if it is stressed or cold.
Store a BIRDIE DISASTER KIT next to the carrier. It should contain the
- Bottled Water
- Bird First Aid Kit
- Food - Seed or Pellets (don't forget to rotate your supplies for
- Trail Mix
- Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables
- Spray Bottle
- Canned Fruits and Veggies (no or low salt)
AVIAN FIRST AID KIT
||Towel for wrapping and securing bird
||Hemostats and tweezers
||Needle nosed pliers (for pulling broken blood feathers)
||Styptic powder (Kwik-Stop)
||Betadyne or Hydrogen Peroxide
||Tape and Vet Wrap
||Sterile water or bottled water
||Pedialyte (for rehydrating a dehydrated bird)
Wherever there are birds, there should be a "birdie" First Aid Kit.
When an accident happens it is too late to look for the necessary supplies.
Parrot Lady has Some Additional Disaster Items to Have on
Hand Just in Case:
- Peanut butter
- Hand-type can opener
- Frozen meats & chicken
- Cotton balls
- Cell phone charged
- Extra blankets
your voice and mannerisms will be the most important thing that you
can offer all your pets. Your love and TLC will be the most
important thing in a very tough situation.
Keep safe, God Bless you all.
Karen, the Parrot Lady