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Orally Medicating your Pet Bird

JLcribber

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Medicating your bird is a necessary evil.
Here is some great info to help you with the meds.

http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/b...tingorally.php

Here are a couple of first aid videos to help you if you need to towel them for the meds.


Episode 5. Catching Your Bird.


Episode 6. Toweling Demonstrations.
 
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Very good videos. Thanks John.
 

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Thanks John, excellent information!
 

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thanks for sharing this
 

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I recently had to do this with our Blue Headed Pionus Nacho. I felt like such a bully, and he of course hated it. I was afraid it would damage our relationship, but he is still mommy's boy. Yeah!

Great videos. Firm but gentle really comes across well.
 

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Thanks so much for the videos! Just gave Jessie his meds for the first time all by myself ... I expect it won't be as easy when he figures out what is going on.
 

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We've been trying to hide the meds in his food; but we might have to consider toweling him. :ycm:
 

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I just used the wonderful tip on letting the med dose sit for 10-20 min when it has been refrigerated. It seems it went down better for Bodie.
 

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Great read and allot of great information but I have a problem with the restraint ... we do not have to restrain for oral meds we can just train our fids to take meds from a syringe...Training Parrots | Parrot Training DVDS & Books which is easier and way less stressful for everyone :cool:
 

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Thanks for the info
 

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Hi there,

have you ever had any issues with birds not being able to fly after being injected in the pectoral muscle. it has been 48 hours and i am worried about some permanent damage
 
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