What is the best antibiotic for birds?

Doxycycline is the treatment of choice and is given orally or by injection for 45 days.

What is a bird emergency?

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Where do you give birds SQ fluids?

The sites usually preferred for subcutaneous administration are the featherless inguinal and/or axillary regions of most avian species. Intravenous catheters are placed in the jugular vein of larger birds and median metatarsal of smaller companion avian species.

How do you sedate a bird?

(A) Drugs commonly used for sedation of pet birds. Midazolam (5 mg/mL), butorphanol (10 mg/mL), and flumazenil (0.1 mg/mL) are available as injectable solutions, which can safely be administered intranasally or intramuscularly in birds.

What are some antibiotics commonly used in avian practice?

Commonly used antibiotics in avian/exotic practice:1

  • Bacteriocidal – extended- spectrum penicillins; amoxicillin, ampicillin, carbenicillin, ticarcillin, piperacillin.
  • Bacteriocidal – β-Lactamase inhibitors/clavulanic acid; amoxicillin-clavulanate, ticarcillin-clavulanate.

What can you do for a sick bird?

Nursing Care for Sick Pet Birds

  1. Give all medications as directed.
  2. Keep your pet bird warm.
  3. Do not change your bird’s sleep cycle.
  4. Make sure your bird eats and drinks.
  5. Avoid stress.
  6. Separate sick birds.
  7. Notify your personal physician if you become ill.
  8. Notify your veterinarian if your bird’s condition worsens.

How do you treat a dehydrated bird?

Birds in shock or with moderate to severe dehydration need intravenous or intraosseous fluids. Intravenous can be given via the basilic, jugular (right jugular is larger) or metatarsal vein.

Can birds have dextrose?

In birds that have been determined to be hypoglycemic, an IV bolus of 50% dextrose at 2 cc/kg body weight can be given with fluids to restore blood glucose concentrations.

How do you put a bird to sleep?

Avian veterinarians and bird behaviorists generally make the following recommendations:

  1. Let Your Bird Have 10 To 12 Hours Of Sleep Each Night.
  2. Use Sleep Cages, Bird Cage Covers Or Room-Darkening Blinds To Help Your Bird Sleep.
  3. Adjust Light/Dark Cycles Depending On Species, Season And Behavioral Challenges.

How do you tranquilize a parrot?

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  1. Calming your parrot by understanding its needs.
  2. Calming your parrot by reading his body language.
  3. Tackle your parrot’s behavior rather than emotion.
  4. Make feeding your parrot a game.
  5. Get your parrot some interesting pet bird toys.
  6. Avoid boring routine.
  7. Reward your parrots positive behavior.