sun conure bleeding

by chandler
(spring, tx)

We accidently trimmed my sunconures nail to short and it started to bleed what should we do.

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Jun 18, 2013
by: Alex

Birds have a very small amount of blood (a few mls) and can bleed to death in minutes.

Anytime a bird is bleeding, this is a medical emergency.

You should try to stop the bleeding with styptic powder or cornstarch and take the bird straight to an avian vet.

NEVER trim beaks or nails.

ALWAYS take the bird to an avian vet who can do it properly and in the unlikely event of a bleed, deal with it quickly.

If your bird has passed away, you know for next time.

If your bird has survived it is lucky, but most likely now in pain and will need pain medication from an avian vet.

Jun 17, 2013
sun conure bleeding
by: Linda

Sadly, by the time you read this, your bird may be dead from blood loss.

Anytime you are trimming wings or nails, have a styptic powder right there where you can put it on the end of the nail. Hold foot up and count off ten seconds, and the bleeding will stop. The product is called Quik-Stop and is found in any pet food store and on the internet.

You can also use flour or cornstarch if you don't have the quik-stop. There is no excuse for not knowing how to stop a bleed when you have a bird you are trimming nails on.Get the quik-stop because it works very well whereas flour and cornstarch may allow the nail to start bleeding again.

I hope your bird made it this time, and if he died, then learn what you need to know before getting another one or take bird to avian vet as an emergency.


Jun 17, 2013
Sun conure bleeding
by: Angela

You should never trim your birds' nails or beak on your own. Conures have black toenails so it's hard to see the blood vein, as you well know. You should always have a styptic pen available to stop the bleeding, if you don't, corn starch will do. Always bring your bird to an avian vet for any nail and beak trimming to avoid your bird getting injured or bleeding out.

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