ripped skin from night fright

my 4 month old cockateil had a night fright lastnight and was bleeding pretty good from broken blood feathers..I never noticed it lastnight but this morning I noticed there was blood coming down his leg...when he actually let me get a closer look he has taken off some skin from under his wing and on the top part of his leg...he is still eating drinking..doing normal things just a little more cuddly probably cause he is there anything i can do for the skin besides keeping it clean?

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Oct 17, 2013
Bird with ripped skin
by: The Avian Vet

You should have it examined by an avian veterinarian. This could be more serious than it appears and a thorough physical exam by a professional is warranted. You can find and avian veterinarian near you through or

Dr B

Oct 15, 2013
by: Leah

Thank you all for responding...I called and cant get him in to the vet for another few days..they told me just to keep a close eye on him until then

Oct 15, 2013
Injured bird
by: Alex

You need to take the bird to an avian vet to have the wound looked at. Birds bleed to death very quickly due to the small amount of blood a bird has (a few mls).

The wound may need vet treatment and the bird will need anti-biotics as the wound may become infected,and so anti-biotics will be needed.

The bird has a weak immune system and so cannot fight off infections easily.

Please take the bird to an avian vet to get the wound checked over.

DO NOT give your bird any meds that have not been prescribed by the avian vet.They can kill.

Oct 15, 2013
Ripped skin
by: Angela

You need to take your bird to an avian vet for treatment. Please do not use human antiseptic or peroxide on your bird as they preen their feathers and will ingest it and get poisoned.

My bird suffered from night terrors as well and when I cover the cage I leave a few inches open at the bottom and have a night light in the room.

Oct 14, 2013
ripped skin from night fright
by: Sandra D Singh

Hello there, I'm very sorry to hear about your Cockatiel. I think it's best that you take him to an avian vet right away; he/she would be able to take a close look at the wound and prescribe something for the pain and healing. I do hope that your dear bird gets well very soon. Take care and God bless.

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