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This treatment is applicable to all bird types.I am a female IT professional not a man,so please do not address me as Sir.If you regularly leave feeds and water for birds(hang an earthen pot according to the size of bird visitor)Birds will make your home their home.Do it without expectation.I am sometimes available to answer.
It’s a do it yourself bird manual.From a student to a rich person,everyone can do this little service.
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Suggestion to BJP government.A small scale bird housing industry can create employment and means of livelihood in villages.Bird feed packing,Ayurveda herb packing,rescue bird feed product,designer bird house for garden birds made from re-cycled products etc will make a good small scale industry.
Upcycled Bird Houses
If schools in India teach children to make wild bird houses and feeders from re-cycled products,then we can create many homes for different bird species.Parents and Teachers must monitor in putting iron wires hangings so that children do not hurt themselves.Children can learn about wild birds,feeding,habitats and also donate a house accordingly.All schools must organize this bird protection movement once in 6 months.
Feed for rescued baby bird
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 50 ml boiling water
- 65 g ,50% cleaned,soaked or boiled moong daal,Chana daal,urad daal and 50%boiled rice or breadcrumbs
- Egg yolk if available
- Plain Yogurt or curd if available
- Mix and mash it continuously with spoon in a clean bowl till you get the right consistency.You can use clean mortar and pestle to mash the food.
- Food should be neither too thick nor too thin nor watery
- Neither hot nor cold, but preferably room temperature or slightly warmer. You don’t want to burn the baby’s mouth, and you also don’t want to feed cold food.
- You can add some fresh sweet orange or papaya or water melon or apple pulp juice if you have fresh fruits at home.Add it only when serving.
- This can remain fresh in refrigerator for one day or max 3 days.Store in clean air tight container.
- Do not use microwave to warm it.
This is also the cure for stray sick birds who often lands in front of my door.Hindu habit of planting trees,flowers,herbs, giving a bowl of fresh water,bird feed on the terrace for wild birds.Making few extra chapatis/food for cows and street dogs is a part of ancient practice.
A twisted neck (sometimes called torticollis, or ‘stargazing’) can also be a symptom of a number of disorders, which effect the nervous system and cause the twisting. One such problem is caused by a calcium deficiency, and in chicks this can lead to all sorts of trouble (brittle bones and malformed limbs being one). This normally crops up in hand-reared birds, but I suppose if the parent’s diet is poor it might happen with normal rearing. Apparently no matter how close to the natural diet you can get to giving hand-reared birds, somehow the calcium and associated vitamins do not balance right (I have been informed it is regularly seen in zoo collections, despite having vet-grade calcium supplements). The second, and probably more scary, major cause is a disease from paramyxovirus (of which there are several types) which is highly infectious, causing diarrhoea, inappetite, wasting, paralysis of wings and legs, deformities of the legs (from the paralysis), head tremors, fitting, neck twisting. This infection normally affects pigeons, but is also seen in poultry and waterfowl (which are usually vaccinated for it), and can be contracted by other birds, such as our caged ones.
I have also seen neck twisting as a result of head trauma, which I have seen successfully remedied by veterinary treatment. As this is what your own vet thinks has happened to yours, the outlook is good – fingers crossed!
Man and nature must live in harmony.Man must take care of the lower species.Every human being must do a little farming to sustain wildlife.Do not spend your whole life watching Television.
Herbs are not dangerous to birds. Ayurveda treatment is the best for your birds.This blog gives free Ayurveda healing.
Mite,lice,red mites infection,feather plucking in birds:If your bird is scratching too much,scratching its head on hard surface, then the following treatment will help.You might see bald areas on the bird.Boil Neem leaves in water.Drain the water with a sieve. Let it cool at normal temperature.The best bath is just give a spray of Neem water with a plastic hair sprayer.Keep a glass bowl aside with a drop of Neem oil,a drop of tea tree oil .Apply the oil on the birds legs with clean earbud. Dust the legs with wheat flour using ear buds.This will stop the leg being slippery. Aloe vera gel is the best soothing lotion for bald areas.It’s best if you extract it from a fresh leaf.You can also apply the remaining extract of Aloe Vera on your scalp and skin for good hair and skin. Human precautions against crawling mite infections.AVIAN FLU 1.Do vacuum cleaning of your beds.Put the mattress out in the sun on a dry day.Throw off the vacuum cleaning bag immediately.Put dry neem leaves under the bed. 2.Clean you entire house floor with water mixed with neem water.Especially under the beds using a long handle floor moper. 3.Wipe out the dust from all the show pieces. 4.Take bath with warm water mixed with neem water. 5.Clean your scalp with a jug of water and one cap of cetrimide. 6.Drink Neem water on empty stomach early morning for 1 week. 7.Spray neem water in the cage with sprayer and wipe off.8 8.Put a white towel on a big glass jar full of water and a lamp over it in the night time.You can see the mites as they will get attracted to the light and crawl on the white towel. 9.Wash bed-sheets and clothes in hot-water mixed with dettol. Disposing off bird waste,droppings,cage debris Spray neem water on the droppings,dropped food etc.Wait for 5 minutes till it softens.Scrape it off using a plastic or iron thin square scraper.Wipe it off with tissue paper or damp newspaper cut in squares.Dig a little pit in the back yard. Collect the mud in a covered bucket.Throw the debris with a plastic shovel and cover it with a layer of mud.This will help keep the environment clean.The waste will act as soil manure.Clean bird feeders using chalk powder which comes very cheap in market instead of detergents.
Sprinkle dried Tulsi leaves(Holy Basil) in the birds diet.Every Indian home has a Tulsi plant.Tulsi plant,picture below.
Apply Haldi(Turmeric) if the bird is injured.Buy a piece of haldi and then grind it.Do not use Haldi powder from the market. Haldi acts as a disinfectant.You can also use wheat flour to avoid bleeding.
Neem sticks used as a perch avoids mites and insects.
After a neem bath,you can dry your sick bird with a blow dryer placed far from the bird.Place your other hand near the bird and feel the heat of the blow dryer.If it is mild then you can blow dry for few minutes after a Neem bath.The bird will not need further help and with soon dry itself and chirp happily.”Do this in-case it’s too cold or the bird refuses to preen itself.” NEEM IS BEST FOR AVIAN FLU.YOU CAN ALSO USE CINNAMON (DAALCHINI) POWDER MIXED WITH HONEY FOR FLU.
The wild bird treats itself with the herbs in the forest when sick.Do not deny the bird the natural treatments.Try planting herbs near your house and in pots.Place fresh water and feed for wild birds as part of your religion.
Grow wheat grass,sava grass,maize grass, lemongrass,thyme,spinach,holy basil,Neem,cherry tree and money plant in pots.Let the birds feed on them.The birds will learn to live independently in the wild too.
Use boiled and cooled water in case of eye infections in birds. Homemade rose water(Gulab Jal) is also very effective in dealing with eye infections.
Honey(Madhu) is a disinfectant that should be a part of birds diet.
Trimming Your Birds nails and over grown beak http://www.pricelessparrots.com/nails-beak.htm
Ginger(Adrak) juice added to the bird drinking water at night prevents loose motion when they are sick.Mix some yellow turmeric powder(haldi) in the yogurt. This should help with the Motion sickness.
Lahsoon (Garlic)Has anti-oxidant properties as well as anti-parasitic properties which kills intestinal parasites. Protects the liver from the damage of chemical pollutants in the air and in food and water supply. In Ayurveda, garlic juice is as strong as the antifungal drugs, Amphotericin and Nystatin, against Candida, a fungal problem sometimes found in parrots. Should be used sparingly and in the form of fresh garlic, not the concentrated garlic powder. Garlic belongs to a family of plants that may cause anemia in animals and birds if given for long periods of time.
Place dried Neem leaves at the base of the nest before layering it with soft cotton and white new cotton bandage layer.Give dry Neem twigs as nest material to your birds.The nest will be safe from insects and mites.
In the world take always the position of the giver. Give everything and look for no return. Give love, give help, give service, give any little thing you can, but keep out barter. Make no conditions and none will be imposed. Let us give out of our own bounty, just as God gives to us—-Swami Vivekananda Egg Binding:Boiled eggs,Egg shells,Ginger Juice in drinking water,warm cage and lighted bulb to keep the bird warm and water melon juice every 3 hours. Vomiting–Water melon fresh juice.Watermelons pulp juice are in nature an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and B6. They are also a great source of potassium, and extremely low in sodium.The juice is best for sick birds.It eliminates toxins.
Avoid giving your bird feeds which has artificial colour. Pregnancy in birds.Never touch a pregnant bird.Give her a good clean cage,enough movement so that she can go in out of the cage,Variety in nutrition,fresh water and cosy nest. Do not keep your birds lonely for long.They may peck on their finger which results in bleeding of the feet.The feet may start growing black and fall off.
First Aid Kit Infrared lamp and heating pad,Eye dropper,Clean syringe without needles,Towel,clean ear buds to apply oil,powder etc,flour this is really the only thing you may need to use to stop bleeding, for example if you hit a vein while clipping toenails,Cotton balls and swabs,Avian nail clippers,Scissors,Roll of gauze,Gauze squares,Flashlight,Aloe vera plant,holy basil plant(Tulsi),Dried neem leaves and twig,whole turmeric,Distilled water as eye drop,Surgical Tape,Hospital cage and Home made incubator if possible.
EUCALYPTUS OIL IS POISON FOR BIRDS AND HUMANS BOTH IF SWALLOWED. DO NOT USE DETTOL, CETRIMIDE OR ANY OTHER CHEMICALS ON BIRDS
Keep 4 sets of thin sponge mattress with thick cotton cover fitting the size of the cage.These mattress can easily be changed and washed. It keeps the cage dry.Always keep the cage door open for the bird to fly in and out.Place potted plants/different types of grass in pots near the cage.My birds always feed on fresh millet/wheat grass that I grow.Birds love Money plants.They love hanging on it. Handle the bird with love and care as if she was your own delicate body.Wear sponge/woolen gloves in one hand when curing African parrots with pointed beak. Check the bird if she is injured.Pick the bird.Cover yourself with a very thin cotton bed-sheet and tuck it around yourself Place the torch far away from the bird so that the direct light don’t affect her.You can apply the ayurvedic medicine gently.Once done,put her back to her nest.
These days fire-proof mesh netting fabric is available that can stick to your windows.They are almost invisible and washable.This gives freedom of movement to the birds and protects them for flying in the cat’s mouth.
Make the healthy bird drink a drop of Neem water once a month.She will always stay fit and her blood will remain pure.Birds feed on Neem leaf and the bark of the Neem stick. NEEM is the best cure against throat red mites which causes death of the birds all over the world. To avoid ants place the fruits on a marble stand in a tray of water.
In ancient times, around 250 gms of salt or sand was heated and placed in a double folded cotton sack.It worked as a heating pad.More cotton cloth was placed on top to adjust the heat.This was used for curing sick birds and animals.These days baby hot water bags are available in India which can be used as heating pad with layers of cotton to adjust heat and free space for movement if the heat is not bearable.Heat cause dehydration,place water and feed.
A combination of different types of grains are available in all local stores.All plants and trees are holy.Every plant,trees and grasses have medicinal value but Tulsi(Holy Basil) and Neem is an part of Hindu homes because they cure most ailments.
Soaked pulses(daal of different variety) or boiled pulses are good source of proteins.They should be crushed using clean/washed mortar before serving it to tiny birds.Soup style kichri or Khichdi of soaked daal and soaked brown rice boiled in water is very healthy.You may also add few crushed leaves of spinach,holy basil,few wheat grass,soaked black chana,soaked moong and some lettuce.Do not add salt.
In ancient time healers never took money for healing because all the healing knowledge came from meditation.Taking money for healing adds extremely negative karma.I would like to follow the ancient Vedic trend.Wisdom of farming is a gift by the civilized mind and everyone must do a bit of farming to protect these beautiful creation called the “Birds”.
Universal Oneness:The Universe is my body.All minds are mine.With all feet I walk.Through all mouths I speak.In everybody I reside.