Small lump on head from a fall

by Georgette
(MA)

My African Grey is spooked easily. She fell off her cage and has a small lump with cut on side of head. I put kwik stop on the bleeding. Not sure what to do next.

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Jan 21, 2013
Small lump on head from a fall
by: Linda

The small lump can be a concussion or it could have caused a bleed in the brain. Your bird needs to be examined right away by an Avian Vet only in your area. I also suggest you have a perch for bird to sit on when out of cage if cage is so tall bird gets seriously hurt like this. Perches can be bought or made using safe wood branches and a base. It would be a lot less of a fall that way. Do not allow your bird out of this cage again until you have a perch or play area set up closer to the ground.

This accident could be serious, and by the time you realize it, your bird may be dead. Please get him to an avian vet to see if there is damage to inside skull or brain. Birds bones are hollow and break very easily and this means their heads can be cracked like an egg on the inside. Do not wait to get your bird examined because this is serious.

Linda
Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird.

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