Chux - for Rehab
CHUX PADS FOR REHAB
I have recently used the Chux pads for rehab of pigeons. Due to the expense, I don't use them on all occasions, but do find them very valuable as part of supportive care. You have probably seen these pads, with blue on the back and edges, all hospitals use them..
I highly recommend them for birds in intensive care, when you have a pigeon experiencing very wet droppings and /or using a heating pad, & when stabilizing a bird, thread #8822.
They seem to come in all sizes, and the size I use fits nicely in my parrot cage.
1. I can't believe the amount of wetness these pads hold when you have a bird with coccidiosis or other diseases that cause very wet droppings. I had a bird absolutely soak thru newspapers & layers upon layers of paper towels, where these pads held it all up. The pad was so soaked that it weighed a ton, but nothing dripped out. I had to change the pad twice in a day, whereas I would be changing newspapers & paper towels all day.
2. I like them also because when using a heating pad, you can put the bird directly on the Chux pad, and put the towel underneath next to the heating pad. It takes care of any wetness or dampness getting on to the towel or even near the heating pad, which could be a disaster.
3. The top of the pad is very soft and absorbent and the birds nails don't seem to snag on them either, just make sure you lay it down smoothly as you would a towel. The top doesn't seem wet to the touch either (unless it is absolutely soaked)once poops get a little more solid, as the moisture gets trapped in the underlayer. This is a definite plus as the bird isn't standing in any damp wet puddles.
4. Unlike real cloth or towels, you don't have to wash them, just throw them away.
I found this website that has the pads:
and here is one that tapes down for pets specifically:
NOTE: These are just my opinions based on using the product, and you can choose or not choose to use the product. I am in no way soliciting to sell this product, and am not affiliated with the company who manufactures or sells it.
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Last edited by Skyeking; 16th November 2005 at 01:47 PM.
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