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Urgent Budgie beak ripped off in accidental fight with Lovebird

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Mariane, 10/26/17.

  1. Mariane

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    Im devastated, my budgie daisy who has one baby was injured this afternoon. The lovebird accidentally got through the divider door. It was split seconds. Daisy came out of her box full of blood. I found her beak on Aviary floor. The bleeding stopped and I managed to disinfect and put betadene on itI removed her,baby and the male to a cage in my house. There are no such things as avian vets in Cape Town, believe it or not! The nearest avian vet is in a small country town/ village hours of driving from here, The last 2 vets I took my birds to killed my birds!!!! I have helped many of my birds that injured their feet, beaks or legs, two female Budgies have little stump beaks from their first breeding and fighting. Will my Daisy be oK? I put anti biotic ( Dovebiotic) in her water and sprinkled Probiotic on her seeds. The male will most probably feed her while They have a baby but I put dehusked millet in & mashed fruit& veg. I can also give her avian formula (porridge) which i have raised even finches on. I believe the beak will never grow back. It broke off right against her cere.Help!!!!!!!!please..... my birds are my children!!!! (
     
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  2. iamwhoiam

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    So sorry about your budgie. It's good the bleeding has stopped. Is there any beak left or is the entire beak gone? Perhaps someone here can recommend a vet in your area.
    Sometimes with broken beaks vets can use a filler such as epoxy that can be used as a temporary fix when the beak grows back but it depends on the amount of damage. A vet did that with my BFA who broke his beak on a dremel bit when the vet tech tried to work on his beak. There are birds who lose part or entire beak and survive. Hopefully someone who has more experience with this will come along and help you out.
     
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    Oh, how awful. I can't offer any constructive help, but I hope your poor baby will recover. Is she in a lot of pain? I hope not. My prayers are with you and her.
     
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  4. Mariane

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    The complete top beak was ripped off it seems, never happened to any of my birds, two of my female Budgies had fronts chip off and I filed them, and they have bn fine for 3 years. This is a first for me.
     
  5. Mariane

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    Yep she must be in pain,but what can one give a bird for pain that does not kill them? Should I offer her some Aloe Vera gel plant to chew on? It has healing properties.
     
  6. Mariane

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    I have been awake the whole night worrying over her and checking and I am a poor sleeper as It is!
     
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    Aloe vera does have health benefits but there may be some parts that are toxic and can cause intestinal issues/irritation. There is medication for pain for birds but you would need to take her to the vet for that.
     
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    In this case I think it's going to be worth driving a few hours to the vet. I'd imagine she's in a lot of pain and there may be something they can do to help her manage eating and drinking comfortably. I'd imagine you'll have to hand feed her for a while but honestly I'd hunt down an avian vet and make the drive, this I'm sure is well over a regular vet's head.
     
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  10. Mariane

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    Ive used baby gum gel a few times and none of my birds ever died from that.??? I'll phone a vet in the morning and ask if they dispense avian products............ I was refering to the plant Aloe Vera, which you can apparently put the fleshy gel inside the plant and put a thumb size in water to make aloe water for birds. Read on budgiersrar forum once some years ago. I grow in my garden. (They all eat the young plants I put in Avery for decorations) so far not even a finch has perished from that?! Was just wondering about that as a natural way to fight an infection
     
  11. Mariane

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    Thanks everybody so far. Here in this country avian vets are a rarity. People on Budgiersr forum helped me more in the beginning when I was still a greenie.One lady positively saved my one Male ( Smokin) who had a possible fungal infection of the crop . I got the meds from my birdstore and within 2 days he was tip top and he is still shaking it and rocking the aviary
     
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    Oh how awful, I'm so sorry your little bird is going through this. I hope that when you call the vet they can recommend something for the pain.
     
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    Oh my, the poor poor lass. Hopefully she's not in too much pain.
    I've no advice except to visit a decent vet as soon as you can! I imagine this is pretty darn serious.

    She's lucky to have an owner who cares so much, though! I'd be so panicked if one of our birds got injured like that, golly.​
     
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    The aloe is okay in water as you described it. But this must be so painful; there are lots of nerves in their beaks so it isn't the same as, say, you cut your fingernail. The beak itself actually hurts.

    That is really scary. Maybe you could at least telephone an avian veterinarian?
     
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  15. Mariane

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    You are so lucky you live in the states or Australia, the Vets here are pathetic with birds.
     
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    Thanks Finchly but there are no Avian vets here.
     
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    You can't find anyone with even experience in birds? He needs pain killers at the very least (metacam or something), and will need significant help in eating and drinking from you. I would call around anyone in the area and see what they can do or who they can point you too.
     
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    Any veterinarian can consult with an avian specialist for routine pain medications and antibiotics.
    There are actually veterinarian groups online that they consult with one another, or it just takes a phone call.
     
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    I often find myself thinking this too... I am in KZN and there's only one vet who can work with birds and even then he's a normal vet so getting an appointment is near impossible.

    I am so, so sorry this horrible thing has happened to your baby. I do agree with everyone though. Maybe try find a vet who can get in touch with an avian specialist.

    Wishing you all the luck!
     
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  20. Mariane

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    Thanks everybody. She is actually doing very wel! She is a big budgie! Not small. Her dad was an English show budgie and they are as tough as nails. I fed her some formula and dehusked millet this morning. The male seems to really help a lot. The chick is well fed. I'm watching now to see if he feeds her, she wouldn't let me feed her this afternoon.
     
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