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    Question Homemade Hospital/Brooder ?

    So i was just wondering if anyone on here has made their own hospital cage or brooder

    ive recently had a sick lovebird which passed away, its sucks to think that if i had a hospital cage with a constant temp that he may have had a better chance at survival so i am searching for a solution just in case it happens again.

    I have searched the net but can only find a couple of plans to make one.

    Anyone on here made one and would like to share photos/ideas/plans?
    Thanks..

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    Re: Homemade Hospital/Brooder ?

    In the bird information on this site is a good hospital tank set up, http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/b...n/firstaid.php

    Our avian vet used fish tanks for all the birds in her care and she would put a towel on the bottom of it for softness and just put in two cups, one for water and one for food.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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    Re: Homemade Hospital/Brooder ?

    I used a big plastic storage box with some holes drilled halfway down for ventilation - is what the vet suggested.
    I'd usually put in paper towels too - so toes can't get caught, and any favourite toys. But then that bird had toys she loved very much, and having them nearby seemed to reassure her.

    sorry about your loss x

    Ohhh and google happy perches. They're great. they're plastic perches (but with colourful beads inside) which attached to smooth surfaces with suckers. Even the small ones are fine for Lovies. Most of the time they're used on windows or in bathrooms, but they're good for hospital tanks too - although might need wrapping to help a poorly fid to perch on them. Vet wrap bandages would probably work and clean up quite well afterwards - although the plastic is nice and soft, and easily cleaned, so good when dealing with foot problems - especially as the beads inside make it a little uneven, so more natural to grip (well as natural as a lump of plastic will ever be!)


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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    Re: Homemade Hospital/Brooder ?

    Check out chicken equipment (brand new, not used). They have temp and humidity regulated brooders that would work well for parrots.

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