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Urgent Pet sitting wing damage

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by NeuroticAlpaca, 3/19/18.

  1. NeuroticAlpaca

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    So I'm pre sitting for a friend of mine who's in Japan. The first day I came he had a weird scan on his wing. I let them know it looked like he has a night fright but he was no longer bleeding. Today, i think he got it because it is bleeding again. We tried applying some flour for an emergency fix, should we bring him to the vet? Now that I'm looking at it again it looks like more than a screwed up feather or two[​IMG]
     
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  2. WendyN

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    Yes, Please take her to the vet. The broken feather must be removed and wound treated or she could bleed to death.
    Good luck!
     
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    I hope he's okay. How is he today?
     
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    He's doing well! Apologies for the delayed response. We managed to get ahold of his owner and apparently this happens often. We did up his wound in flour and he's perfectly fine now.
     
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  5. Pipsqueak

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    Happens to our cockatiel every time we go on vacation :( . We had to pull a flight feather ones to stop bleeding but he normally looses them just fine. Just doesn't fly well for a while :(
     
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    Chickie caique had one last week just like yours and the tech stopped the bleeding with kwikstop. The latest from my vet is you don’t pull the feather out, just stop the bleeding.
     
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    Pulling vs. applying pressure to stop the bleeding is variable by vet, I will say that if the feather is pulled it should be done either under anesthesia or with heavy sedation and some good pain control. It's usually a primary feather and those are seated in bone.

    I've found that a nightlight helps birds that are prone to night frights. If there isn't one present you might consider it!
     
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    Glad the bleeding stopped.
     

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