open wound on the side and back of my budgie's neck

by sue

why has my budgie got an unexplained open wound on the side and back of her neck? it looks like it is healing nicely then all of a sudden it looks a mess again and starts bleeding. i quite concerned about it now as its getting big

hope you can help me


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Jun 26, 2015
Food coming out of wound
by: Pratham

My budgie got attacked by a falcon who I think caught him on the crop region on the neck. Now whenever he eats anything it comes out of the wound. What do I do?

Editor's Note: Get your bird to an avian vet ASAP! If you don't have an avian vet where you live, contact an experienced breeder for help, they should have someone that cares for their sick birds.

Jan 10, 2011
same problem
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem with my bird. A $15. bird is not a bird to go running to the vets with so I'd like additional advice. I was told to put vasoline on it so they wouldn't pick it. Any other suggestions?

Editor's note: Our avian vet says NEVER put vasoline on a bird.

Aug 01, 2009
by: Linda

As Tracie says, get your bird immediately to an Avian vet in your area as these wounds will become infected.

Also, if you have another Budgie, please keep them in separate cages as this sounds like another bird has attacked this one. Get another cage and cage the hurt one alone now and in the future. Budgies are one of the most aggressive species of the parrot family, and will not hesitate to injure and even kill another one if they get mad, jealous or upset with the other. Budgies cannot be housed with other birds because of this innate aggression. I know they look small and harmless, and that is their "cover" if you know what I mean.

Please get injured bird to a vet soon as you can to be treated for infection and for vet to give you medicine to put on the wounds. Do not let bird play unsupervised or live with the other one again.


Jul 31, 2009
Budgie with open wound
by: Tracie

Goodness Gracious, I am so sorry for your bird and you! Please take your bird to an avian vet ASAP. If the bird gets an infection, it could die a painful death quickly.

Let us know how it goes at the vet.

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