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Dehydration

Dehydration is one of the most common problems among falcons and its severity can be measured by pinching the skin of the legs and feet and monitoring its elasticity and the time taken to return to normal. In mild cases the pinched skin will remain for a few seconds then return to normal. In these cases fluids should be given either by mouth or by subcutaneous injection using different available solutions like Lectade® and Pedialyte® that are readily available in local pharmacies.