Bird owners share a rare commonality in that their animals are one of the
few species who may outlive their owners. Combining that
with their intelligence explains the unique bond between owners and birds. This relationship is why owners will do almost anything for their pets and why we here at Innovet are so passionate about creating products that not only keep pets comfortable and safe but can save their lives as well. Our journey down the road of creating the perfect hand feeding syringe for birds began by accident in 2006.
We had a customer who was ordering large quantities of our original
product designed to clean dog ears. Out of curiosity we called the organization
and learned that it was a non-profit Wild Bird sanctuary in Colorado who was using
the soft silicone syringe tip to feed baby bird hatchlings and help nurse injured and
sick birds back to health.
We then worked with the organization to develop a product better suited to
deal with the unique problems associated with hand feeding parrots, conures,
cockatiels, parakeets, canaries, finches as well as countless wild bird species.
The primary reason the bird sanctuary chose our product was that the baby birds
would not break their sensitive beaks as they would with traditional syringes made
from hard plastic. They also found that birds were much more likely to feed when
using our soft silicone tip than a normal syringe.
Unfortunately because our original design was not made to feed birds it did not take into account the unique anatomy of a bird. The bird sanctuary told us they would prefer a tapered tip that allowed for a soft piece that the birds could rest their beaks on followed by a small piece of tubing which would direct the food or medicine to the birds gullet.
This valuable customer feedback led us to create two custom solutions, the multi-use pet syringe or MUPS and the micro flexoject. Both designs have proven to be successful and
continue to be used by happy bird owners to this day.
Keep in mind that the vast majority of our customers become repeat customers. Please give our products a try and help us fulfill our mission of making pets lives that much more comfortable through creative solutions for happier pets. We promise you and your pet won't be disappointed.
Why syringe feed your bird:
Your bird has been showing signs of illness and you immediately become
concerned for your birds health. To alleviate your worries you take your bird to
the Veterinarian. After examination the vet prescribes a liquid medication to be
dosed orally 2 times a day for 10 days.
Your vet describes a simple method for dosing the medication, “Just draw the liquid into the syringe then squirt it into the bird’s mouth. Make sure he gets all of the medication.”
Sounds simple right?
Wait until you try it and your bird resists, maybe tries to bite you, fly’s away and
then avoids you like the plague. Now you’re left holding an empty syringe, with a
pool of unused medication on your counter and an angry bird flying around the
What should you do now?
Well, keep in mind these medications are designed to be taken exactly as prescribed, full dosage intact. So ensuring full delivery of themedication is of utmost importance. Proper delivery of the medication is essential to your bird regaining its health. Fortunately for you and your bird we have the answer in our Multi Use Pet Syringe, Micro-Flexoject, and
Flexoject dispensing tips.