How do I stop my budgie from biting at her sore?
by Samantha Lang
Hello, My 5 year old female budgie had a non cancerous tumour removed from her back yesterday by an avian vet. It was rather large at 10cm round. It had been growing steadily since August 2013. It was comprised of fatty tissue. She had a general and it was removed and one stitch and glue applied.
Today I woke to find her beak bloodied and a trail of blood on her tail feathers. I found a piece of dried black blood with the clear glue on it. She won't stop biting at it. We keep trying to distract her but it works for 2 seconds before she's at it again. Is there anything we can put over it? Can a small bandaid be applied over the feathers until it heals? I know we would have trouble removing the bandaid later, but at least she would be picking at the material not the sore?
Thank you, Samantha