At the bird hospital, I cleaned out the aviaries as usual, as with all animals this is extremely important to maintain a sanitary and healthy environment.
As a pigeon with suspected PMV was brought in, I learned how to admit a new patient to the bird hospital. This required an assessment of the animal, in order to note down any obvious problems such as lice and PMV. One of the checks was to look to see if the mouth was pink (this is good!), I was told that it will be black if there is an issue.
The details of the person who brought the bird in and what location the bird was found in are also noted down in the log book.
The bird health details are copied onto a hospital patient sheet to be secured to the front of the bird’s cage. If the bird requires hand feeding, a HAND FEED sign is also attached so this can not be missed. I look forward to admitting future patients.