african grey cutting nails

by lorah
(north carolina)

my african grey had shsrp like half an inch and my uncle who used to take care of agc so,he cut a little peice of my african grey nail and he started bleeding so he is bleeding for 3 hours now do u think he might die?

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Jul 01, 2009
Trimming Nails
by: Linda

NEVER, EVER TRIM A BIRD, DOG OR CAT'S NAILS WITHOUT HAVING SOME STYPTIC POWDER OR PADS RIGHT THERE NEXT TO YOU! THE STYPTIC POWDER IS SOLD OUT HERE, AND DO NOT GET ANY INTO BIRD'S OR YOUR EYES AS IT IS CAUSTIC.

If bird or animal's nails are long, the quick is very close to the end of the nail, and it is likely on one or more that they may be cut into the quick and bleed. If bleeding is not stopped with styptic powder, pads or even flour packed on the end, bird will bleed to death in a very short time. If your bird has been bleeding 3 hours, I'd say it is near death or dead by now.

When you use the styptic powder or pads or even flour, put it on the end of the nail, put your finger on end of nail hold with the foot elevated for 10 seconds, and it will usually stop bleeding. Do not get bird wet after this as the nail or nails will start bleeding again.

Linda

Jul 01, 2009
Bleeding nail on bird
by: Tracie

Hopefully the bleeding has stopped! Yes, birds bleed to death quickly, because they don't have that much blood.

I am not sure how long ago you posted this, but if the bird is still bleeding, you can "pack" the nail with flour if you don't have a septic stick or powder that men use to stop bleeding when shaving.

We sell a First Aid Kit for Birds that every bird owner should keep in their bird room for emergencies. Birds can cut themselves on toys they have half destroyed and have accidents all the time.

Please take your bird to your avian vet for yearly check ups and have the vet trim the nails if they need trimming. Also, purchase some Safe Pedicure Perches and place them at each food dish, water bottle and favorite toy so that they will trim their nails as the move around the cage.

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