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How To Make a Hospital Cage

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Making A Hospital Cage
A hospital cage is used when a bird isn’t feeling well, is injured or is egg-bound (when an egg becomes stuck inside a hen). This is a warm, safe place for the bird to recuperate and rest, and be away from any stressors. You can use a commercial incubator or brooder as a hospital cage — these are great because they regulate temperature and humidity, but if you don’t have one of these, here are directions for a simple hospital cage.

  1. Line a 10-gallon fish tank with paper towels.
  2. Place a rolled-up hand towel in one end of the tank.
  3. Place a heating pad on “low” heat under one half of the tank; make sure that the other half isn’t on the pad.
  4. Use a screen to cover the top of the tank.
  5. Cover the tank at least 3/4 of the way with a towel so that the cage is a little darker inside and will stay warm.
  6. Include a very shallow dish of water — a very ill bird can drown in an inch of water.
  7. Include some of your bird’s favorite food, like Nutri-Berries, and something easy to eat, like millet spray.
Place the hospital cage in a quiet room. Keep a close eye on your bird to make sure that he looks comfortable and not too warm. If you have one, place a thermometer in the tank to check that the temperature doesn’t go above 98-degrees Fahrenheit.
 

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Thank you for sharing this.
 
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