rainbow lorikette - blood

by alex

rainbow lorikete approx 10 weeks old - was fine on arrival but then became very defensive and afraid suddenly. He leaves blood drops on the floor and in his cage mainly when most afraid. Specific Location of blood loss yet to be determined, but from what can be seen it is either from the genital region or stomach area between feet.

It is suspected that main cause of blood loss is due to bird constantly falling to the grown as its wings are clipped. However, blood amount has been increasing even when he hasn't fallen.

concerned and any advice/information is appreciated.

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Jan 20, 2012
by: Anonymous

thanks alot tracie, i suspected the same thing, however, he is very anxious when anyone approaches him, taking him to a vet is near impossible. Do you think he would be able to recover over time if he isnt touched at all?

Editor's note: Bleeding to death will be worse than an experienced avian vet handling your bird.

Jan 20, 2012
REPLY - tracie
by: Anonymous

Thanks Tracie, No idea how to reply on this thing hope this is the right way? ... do you think if he isnt touched at all he will be able to recover on his own over time ? he gets very anxious when someone tries to touch him so i cant see how im going to take him all the way to a vet ?

Jan 17, 2012
Lorikeet bleeding
by: Tracie

What you are describing is an internal injury that needs to be treated right away. Please Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird for broken bones and/or internal injury. Your bird should never bleed this way.

If the bird falls hard, then the wings are clipped too short. They should be clipped so that the bird glides down, not drops like a rock.

Birds have hollow bones that are easily broken. If your bird falls down often, it is likely hurting really bad inside.

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