Bird Flu.


With recent confirmed cases of avian influenza (Bird Flu) being reported in the UK, we'd like to take the opportunity to let you know we are doing our bit to help prevent the spread.
We already have in place procedures for admitting birds onto the premises and every bird we receive is quarantined for at least a week before any integration is started. (current guidelines are an incubation period of 2 to 5 days)
Each basket, kennel and cage we use to transport any animals is cleaned with a DEFRA approved cleaner, designed for multiple diseases as well as bird flu and corona virus.
We will wear gloves and face mask when dealing with birds so we don't cross contaminate anything.
We don't mix species of birds and each have separate feed and drinking stations, washed daily.
We may limit the number of birds we take at any one time due to our quarantine facilities.
We have hand sanitizer when you come to the rescue, please use it to protect us, you and the animals, we do not want to admit an ill bird that may have bird flu, only to have to euthanaise all our birds currently under treatment.
We take our bio security very seriously and we'd appreciate your help in preventing any occurrence of this disease.
Most of these procedures are common place now due to the current pandemic, but we want to ensure we can keep treating our local wildlife safely.
You can read more about bird fly here, it's worth a read, especially if you keep your own birds at home.