to Cut Down on Emergencies at the Show!
Jeff Hubbard, TPA Director
Most serious show persons carry a small plastic tool box
or fishing tackle box with a single tray to hold the following supplies:
- Nail Clippers
- Emery boards
for filing beaks
- Syringe with some
aquarium tubing that fits over syringe tip in order to force water into
birds that won't drink
- A small wash
rag or dishtowel for wiping birds' feet.
- A soft toothbrush
and small bottle of Johnson's Baby Shampoo in case one needs to
do some emergency cleaning of a bird.
- Wooden clothespins
for attaching food and water cups to coops, thereby holding them in
steadier upright positions.
- Some Vaseline
for cleaning up the legs and feet of the birds, and adding shine.
- Small scissors
for trimming when allowed on your breed.
for plucking that one feather that takes precision work to make things
- Dixie cups or
plastic cups for feed and water containers for your breed of birds.
- A small pocket
notebook for jotting down notes on your birds or quickly getting
the address of people you meet at the show.
- A black felt
tip marker for writing on coop cards.
- A bottle of LYSOCUR
eye drops** available from Siegel's Pigeon Supply. Great for popping
a drop into the irritated eyes of a pigeon from dust, shavings, or fighting
with other birds at the show.
available from the pet store which allows you to quickly stop the
bleeding if you cut a beak or toenail too close.
*The NATURAL brand electrolytes are Siegel's
item number 0327 and cost $5.95 plus shipping.
**The LYSOCUR eye drops are Siegel's item
number 7019 and cost $8.50 plus shipping.
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