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Need a big favor please? Help with buying syringes

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Looks like your vet is using these syringes and and removing the needle as necessary.
How about checking with your vet regarding the syringes you are being given?

BTW, nothing wrong with asking your vet for additional syringes. I'm sure you pay good money towards vet care.
Some birds bite off the tips of syringes and vet needs to supply extra.
 

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Looks like your vet is using these syringes and and removing the needle as necessary.
How about checking with your vet regarding the syringes you are being given?

BTW, nothing wrong with asking your vet for additional syringes. I'm sure you pay good money towards vet care.
Some birds bite off the tips of syringes and vet needs to supply extra.

Ahh, I think you're right! I will definitely ask because I don't want to convert measurements.

I didn't want to bother them about the syringes too much cause they act kind of stingy about them even when I told them I'd pay for extras. But you're so right that I'm paying good money so I won't feel bad to ask for even more. Giving 3 meds twice a day uses up syringes fairly quickly.
 

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Ahh, I think you're right! I will definitely ask because I don't want to convert measurements.

I didn't want to bother them about the syringes too much cause they act kind of stingy about them even when I told them I'd pay for extras. But you're so right that I'm paying good money so I won't feel bad to ask for even more. Giving 3 meds twice a day uses up syringes fairly quickly.
I purchase 1cc syringes from here: Box Monoject TB Tuberculin Syringes 1mL Luer Slip 8881501400- Box/100
Easy to get dosage correct because of how the syringes are marked.... .01 increments as well as .05 increments.
These are what I generally get from the vet.
 

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Ask your vet im confused and im not buying syringes
 

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I purchase 1cc syringes from here: Box Monoject TB Tuberculin Syringes 1mL Luer Slip 8881501400- Box/100
Easy to get dosage correct because of how the syringes are marked.... .01 increments as well as .05 increments.
These are what I generally get from the vet.
Good to know, I will bookmark that page for future reference but will try to get some from the vet first this week. Thank you again!

Ask your vet im confused and im not buying syringes
Sorry again for the trouble. I really appreciate you trying to help!
 

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On the syringe you showed, 0.1 ml would be at the 10 unit mark.
On the syringes I showed. 0.1 ml would be at the .1

The syringes @iamwhoiam showed a link to would be the ones I would choose but I didn't find them in the few minutes I had to look. They are marked every. 0.01 ml. So 0.07 is at the 0.7 mark.

You can get any 0.5 ml or 1.0ml syringe to work. If you are having trouble post a picture of the syringes you get with the numbers facing out, and I can screen shot the photo and mark where you would draw it to for each dose.
 

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On the syringe you showed, 0.1 ml would be at the 10 unit mark.
On the syringes I showed. 0.1 ml would be at the .1

The syringes @iamwhoiam showed a link to would be the ones I would choose but I didn't find them in the few minutes I had to look. They are marked every. 0.01 ml. So 0.07 is at the 0.7 mark.

You can get any 0.5 ml or 1.0ml syringe to work. If you are having trouble post a picture of the syringes you get with the numbers facing out, and I can screen shot the photo and mark where you would draw it to for each dose.
That is so helpful! Thank you so much!!
 

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I don't know how to put in a link so here is a screen shot.
If you click the 3 triangle looking dots on the top right side of the picture, it will give you options of how you would like to send to others and copy links.
 

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On the syringe you showed, 0.1 ml would be at the 10 unit mark.
On the syringes I showed. 0.1 ml would be at the .1

The syringes @iamwhoiam showed a link to would be the ones I would choose but I didn't find them in the few minutes I had to look. They are marked every. 0.01 ml. So 0.07 is at the 0.7 mark.

You can get any 0.5 ml or 1.0ml syringe to work. If you are having trouble post a picture of the syringes you get with the numbers facing out, and I can screen shot the photo and mark where you would draw it to for each dose.
The .7 mark is .7 which is 10X the amount of .07. The .07 mark is 7 lines from the tip or 3 lines before the 0.1 mark. It's a very small amount.
@CrazyBirdChick If you want I can take a photo of some medication in a 1ml syringe at the .07 mark.
 

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The .7 mark is .7 which is 10X the amount of .07. The .07 mark is 7 lines from the tip or 3 lines before the 0.1 mark. It's a very small amount.
@CrazyBirdChick If you want I can take a photo of some medication in a 1ml syringe at the .07 mark.
I'm pretty sure I finally get it now thanks to all of everyone's help. You guys are the best! Thank you again!!!
 

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The .7 mark is .7 which is 10X the amount of .07. The .07 mark is 7 lines from the tip or 3 lines before the 0.1 mark. It's a very small amount.
@CrazyBirdChick If you want I can take a photo of some medication in a 1ml syringe at the .07 mark.
Oops. That was a typo. You are correct. Thanks fir catching that.
 

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Syringes are an issue. I use them and felt bad asking for more at the vet.


Check out the thread below where I asked for help. Particularly Post 74, 75, 76


Never EVER worry about asking for help. Besides getting your answer, the are people that lurk on the forums without signing up. They often come here for answers and your questions could help another feathered friend.
 

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Syringes are an issue. I use them and felt bad asking for more at the vet.


Check out the thread below where I asked for help. Particularly Post 74, 75, 76


Never EVER worry about asking for help. Besides getting your answer, the are people that lurk on the forums without signing up. They often come here for answers and your questions could help another feathered friend.
Thank you so much! I went back and read that thread and it never even occurred to me that hot water is degrading the rubber. That makes sense. I will see about getting more syringes from the vet when they open tomorrow.
 

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Thank you so much! I went back and read that thread and it never even occurred to me that hot water is degrading the rubber. That makes sense. I will see about getting more syringes from the vet when they open tomorrow.
I didn't re-read the thread but I recall that one vet told me that soapy water would also break them down.
 

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