Health questions and at home first aid

My Moluccan has brown about 5 mm long under his wing and a sore the size of a quarter at the top of his wing. What can I do until I can get him to a vet?

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Sep 24, 2012
Home first aid
by: Tracie

There really isn't anything you can do but keep the cage clean and make sure your bird doesn't have a water dish it bathes in. Birds that have water dishes, instead of water bottles, often end up with bacterial infections.

Since your bird has a sore, the possibility of getting a bacterial infection on top of whatever is wrong is high if it bathes in bacteria water. If the water has been sitting for more than 3 hours, then bacteria from food off the beak and feces will be in the water.

Hopefully your bird is already Lixit water bottle trained.

If you do not have an avian vet, one that specializes in birds, then you can use this Find an Avian Vet link to find one. Dog/cat vets often accidentally kill birds due to lack of training and experience. Sometimes even though the vet is capable, their assistants injure and kill birds because they don't know what they are doing.

I hope you find a vet that can get you in today and everything gets well quick.

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