Hospitalisation facilities for parrots should be away from the stress of the sight and aound of dogs, cats and other potential predators. Disturbance of the patient should be minimised. The ideal avian hospital ward should have lighting that is dimmable to provide visual security. However a similar effect can be achieved by covering the front of the hospital cage.
Important capabilities to have when providing intensive care for a parrot that has been hospitalised
- Experienced avian vets
- Nursing team trained and practiced in avian critical care
- Appropriate hospitalisation enclosures
- Oxygen availability
- Ability to control temperature and humidity in some of the hospital enclosures
- Avian specific equipment