my female budgie is bleeding

by Rida

i think my female budgie got scratched by a cat on her wing and its bleeding. shoul i try to take her out of her cage and bathe her. we are very woorried abt her. what should i do? also how should i get my three budgies to let me pet them. i have had them for over a month now yet none of them trust me completely.

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Nov 01, 2013
my female budgie is bleeding
by: Z.

Please Take your bird to the vet. Birds, their blood does NOT coagulate (clot)For this reason your bird can bleed out much more quickly than you think!

I always keep styptic powder on hand in my bird station (area designated for bird supplies and toys) I have trained family members how to properly swaddle my bird so that if injury happens (and it has in the past) that I'm able to apply styptic powder immediately, apply slight pressure. Keeping the avian vets are on speed dial. I call them alert them we are coming in, second we walk thru the doors they take the bird back.

My Grey when I bought her, the breeders had given an aggressive wing clipping, so she was playing rough, slipped, fell split her keel open. That required surgery. Another time she broke a blood feather. Keeping styptic powder on hand to help stop the bleeding long enough for me to get her to the avian vets for emergency care.
Styptic powder can be bought at Walmart in the dog section. (but is used for dogs, cats, and birds)

If you don't have styptic powder, than organic flower like cassava flour will also help to clot the blood long enough to get the bird care.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to stop the bleeding the second you see it.
Perhaps you may want to reconsider the whole cat and bird situation, or find away to keep them separated somehow to prevent this from happening again.

Hope the bird is doing well.
Good Luck and health to you, and your pets!

Nov 01, 2013
Budgie bleeding
by: Tracie

Cat saliva is deadly to birds. Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine the potential treatment might be.

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