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Date:7/30/2014 4:14:28 AM
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BROKEN WINGS, BROKEN PROMISES page 232121
HEY little buddy so happy to see you in that winning circle today. You deserve it. Hugs SKY and flock
SKY's thought for the Day
With the recent injury of my frother Lupe, I felt it appropriate to talk about emergencies. They happen when we least expect them to.
All birds kept in our homes are wild and being such they survive by keen instinct and natural behaviors. Oh many will ruffle their feathers at this statement but birds, regardless of their size are wild birds, kept and bred in captivity.
Most birdies live in multiple bird homes, often sharing space with a diverse range of species. The larger the flock, the greater potential for accidents and injuries to occur. That's why it is so important to have an emergency plan in effect. Emergencies not only occur between birds but also in their environment.
Living in central Ontario we are not faced with many environmental threats as some of my BC birdie friends are. Bird Talk has many articles dealing with just such emergencies.
Every birdie home requires a plan. Whether it is one bird or one hundred. Today I wish to talk about when birdies go beak-to-beak. When living with birds things can suddenly go from peace to war in seconds. There are things that one can do to prevent injuries. House all birds in separate cages unless they are a bonded pair, provide separate playgyms where possible, and supervise
their out of cage times. Never assume birds who have previously co-existed will not have differences and resultant fights.
Train your bird to enter and leave a bird safe carrier or accept toweling. Detailed information is available on BC as well as in BirdTalk magazine. If your bird is hurt the last thing you want is to fight with it to get it into a carrier or wrapped safely in a towel.
Find an Avian Vet or one that has experience with birds and exotic pets BEFORE AN EMERGENCY OCCURS. Keep the number handy or better still add it into your phones directories. Call and check which Clinics have 24/7 emergency services.
Should your bird be injured DO NOT panic. Calm yourself then handle the bird. Check for bleeding and open wounds. Apply pressure to control the bleeding and call your Vet. Many injuries between birds occur to the beak and head. These injuries are extremely painful and often bleed heavily so time is of the essence. If the beak is cracked or removed get to your VET immediately.
Every year large numbers of birds receive beak injuries. To prevent them is better them treating them. As hard as we may try to protect our birdie fids accidents do occur. Remember you have a family on BC who are there for you just like they are for my frother Lupe'.
with all my heart filled with love, SKY
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