Here are some items you want to be sure to include in your bird’s disaster kit:
Be sure to keep about 7 days worth of feed for your bird – remember to watch the expiration dates!
You should have at least 3 days worth of water in your kit (don’t forget a bowl!) We like this collapsible kind, but any container could work.
Keep a travel bird carrier, and train your bird to load into it. If your bird is not hand tamed, a pillowcase is a gentle way to catch your bird to load it into the carrier. Don’t forget to bring a cover for it – birds are much calmer when in the dark.
Paper towels are great, compact cage liners for your bird in a pinch!
Keep up to date medical records on your pet, including vaccine history. Some emergency shelters may require it to house your pet. Also, keep a week’s worth of your pet’s medication in your kit – watch the expiration dates!
Keep several copies of a current, color photo of both you and your pet. The photo should show your pet’s face as well as as much of its body as possible. You may need to post them as lost posters, or as proof of ownership to reclaim your pet if it gets lost.
A basic First Aid kit could prove useful in a disaster. Much of what you find in a human kit is fine for your pet as well, so you don’t necessarily have to purchase a special one just for him.
Buy a pet First Aid kit here
You may need to evacuate to a nearby hotel or motel. Keep a list of pet friendly places in your kit so you know where to go.
Pet Friendly Hotels in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties
Print your own Emergency Wallet card to keep on you in case of emergency
Want a more complete list of items to add to your kit? Click here