Puncture on conure throat

by Carly
(California )

I bought a conure. Noted after a few days that he had a black lump. Took him back to where I bought him from and they said it was blood and food from a small puncture. They said treating it topically is safe and it will heal. They did offer to take the bird back. What should I do?

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Jul 29, 2015
Puncture on conure throat
by: Sandra D Singh

Carly, I won't tell you what to do, but if it was a bird that I bought and noticed the wound I'd definitely return the bird (whoever you bought the bird from should've informed you about the wound).
I'LL NOT BUY ANY DAMAGED BIRDS! You may end up paying hundreds of dollars more than what you bought it for.
But if it was a bird that I was given by someone or it was an abandoned bird I'd of course take the bird to an Avian vet and pay to help the poor bird get well.
I do hope that you'll understand what I'm trying to say, so good luck and I do hope that you'll make the right decision. God bless you both and I'll remember you both in my prayer.

Jul 29, 2015
Injured bird from store
by: The Avian Vet

If you keep him he needs to be seen by an avian veterinarian. These types injuries can turn bad quickly.

Dr B
Greg Burkett DVM
Board Certified Avian Veterinarian
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: 2002 – present - http://www.abvp.com

Jul 28, 2015
Purchased injured bird
by: Tracie

I have passed this on to Dr. B, but I would not purchase a bird that doesn't come with a certificate of good health. That would mean an avian vet checked the bird out.

How do these people know they have healthy birds? (Obviously they care so little that they didn't notice they had an injured bird!) I would take the bird back and find a reputable breeder, and yes I would pay more money for the healthy bird.

Dr B should answer back within a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on his teaching schedule and busy practice schedule.

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