small cut on chest

by Joy Jones
(Spring Texas)

my quaker jumped off of the top of his cage which is about 5 feet tall and landed on the floor. then I noticed that he had hit his breast bone on the floor and there was a bit of blood on his feathers. pea size amount..anyway is there something I need to put on it to disinfect it and is this something that happens alot? is there something I can do to prevent this from becoming infected??

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Feb 20, 2012
Bird cut chest when falling
by: Tracie

You will need to Find an Avian Vet to both x-ray the bird to make sure there are no broken bones and to prescribe an antibiotic.

Birds have hollow bones that break easily. Please make sure whoever trims your bird's wings does not trim them so far back that your bird drops like a rock.

Please do not delay in getting your bird to an avian vet. There are not any over the counter medications that are safe for birds and you really need to make sure there are not any broken bones.

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