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How to Give Your Bird CPR

Did you know that it’s possible to give your bird CPR in an emergency? It seems obvious to me now in retrospect, but when I first found out that it was possible I was both surprised and a little reassured. While it’s not something that I ever want to have to do, just like human […]

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D-R-O-P Approach for Bird Burns

A common parrot accident is bird burns.  Painful liquid, chemical & electric burns require immediate attention. Discover important advice to save your bird.  Burns are very serious and extremely painful.  A burned bird needs immediate veterinary care to minimize shock, manage pain and prevent secondary infections. If your bird has suffered a burn – take […]

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3 Tips to Treat a Bleeding Bird

A very common and scary avian emergency is a bleeding bird.  Anytime that a bird is bleeding, it is cause for concern and you’ll need to make fairly fast decisions. About 10 % of your birds body weight is blood.  So a 100 gm. Cockatiel may have 10 cc of blood.  It’s easier to envision […]

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Help! My Bird Got Attacked by an Animal!

Any animal attack is life threatening to your pet bird and requires IMMEDIATE veterinary care. Even if your bird looks normal or it was light physical contact. Avian vets report that they see a lot of birds that got attacked by an animal. Of course, we often think that dog and cat attacks are the […]

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How to Prepare a Bird First Aid Kit

Whether you’re new to birds or a veteran “parront” you should review basic avian first aid techniques and re-stock your bird first aid kit at least once a year.  Just like anyone working with people needs to update their CPR certification and other first aid credentials, your bird is counting on you to know what […]

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