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A wierd problem

BiankaKereszt

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Bobby is like 2 months , and we brought him home a week ago. We observed a big wound on his chest , which is almost black. He doesen't seem sick , he plays with everything and he's eating a lot but, and here's the interesting part, when he drinks the water flows out where his wound is .
My question is how is this possible and what we should do?
 

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Take him to the vet. If water is coming out when he's drinking, that tells me there could be something wrong with his throat or crop. And a black wound is never good- there is a chance it could be necrotic. Please get him to the vet.
 

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We brought him to a vet couse we don't have a avian vet in our town but he doesen't knew what to do so he just told us to put some disinfectant. Thank you for the reply
 

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Omg he needs a vet. Crop burn from lousy hand feeding at too high temperature
 

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you can pay for a consult with an avian vet on the phone who can tell your vet how to treat this. worry about getting refunded for the bird later. it's not important,
 

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worry about getting refunded for the bird later. it's not important,
I completely agree. Not even worth the time thinking about something as trivial as money.

We brought him to a vet couse we don't have a avian vet in our town but he doesen't knew what to do so he just told us to put some disinfectant.
And what about the loss of liquid?
And food?
It is a wise move to weigh this bird daily and jot it in a journal.
I would have thought a bird with a hole in the crop would need to be kept in and fed some other way... But I don´t know, I´ve never experienced that.


 

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Check here and see if you can find a vet who has experience with birds:
Association of Avian Veterinarians
This is serious! Bring him to another vet and do contact the breeder/pet store.
You may want to consider bringing him back to the breeder/pet store.
 

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HOLY CRAP. Black is necrotic tissue. I am sure the vet doesn't know how to debride it or skin graft. This is very serious. Especially if some is leaking inside his body and will lead to greater infection. We as people can have colostomy bags, but this is without necrotic tissue and not leaking inside.. An avian vet is absolutely needed. I am so sorry you have bought a very sick bird. Tough decisions will need to be made. And as things calm down, the seller should be held accountable.
sherri
 

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I completely agree. Not even worth the time thinking about something as trivial as money.
I would just like to point out the following:

1. We don't know (and they don't need to tell us) this family's financial situation. Money is only trivial if you have enough of it, and not everyone qualifies for loans, credit cards, or Care Credit. Even if you qualify, Care Credit definitely doesn't pay for gas to get you to a specialist in a different town, or for the missed wages if you have to take time off work. This bird very likely needs surgery, and that is not cheap.

2. The shop/breeder will keep doing this to other baby birds if not held accountable. They might still do it even if they are held accountable, but it's worth kicking up a fuss for the sake of all those other babies and their adoptive humans who will have to go through the same pain and stress. If they don't care about injuring baby birds and then selling them, they may care about Better Business Bureau complaints, negative Yelp reviews, and having to pay for treatment. Hit them in their wallet.
 

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Did the bird have this wound when you got him? When did you notice the wound and were you doing any hand feeding?
 

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I would just like to point out the following:

1. We don't know (and they don't need to tell us) this family's financial situation. Money is only trivial if you have enough of it, and not everyone qualifies for loans, credit cards, or Care Credit. Even if you qualify, Care Credit definitely doesn't pay for gas to get you to a specialist in a different town, or for the missed wages if you have to take time off work. This bird very likely needs surgery, and that is not cheap.

2. The shop/breeder will keep doing this to other baby birds if not held accountable. They might still do it even if they are held accountable, but it's worth kicking up a fuss for the sake of all those other babies and their adoptive humans who will have to go through the same pain and stress. If they don't care about injuring baby birds and then selling them, they may care about Better Business Bureau complaints, negative Yelp reviews, and having to pay for treatment. Hit them in their wallet.

Bird needs to be seen by a knowledgeable vet with avian experience. That's the bottom line.
Don't know if wound was caused by breeder or during time that the OP has had the bird.
 

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He was handfeeded by the breeder, we noticed the wound when he was drinking and the water was flowing out. I didn't knew that this is possible or how can he be this happy, he doesn't seem sick at all. (btw sorry for my English)
 

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He was handfeeded by the breeder, we noticed the wound when he was drinking and the water was flowing out. I didn't knew that this is possible or how can he be this happy, he doesn't seem sick at all. (btw sorry for my English)
How is he, has he been to the vet yet?
 

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We brought him back to the breeder. On our way there he pulled down the wound... I hope that the breeder gets him to a specialist
 

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I would just like to point out the following:

1. We don't know (and they don't need to tell us) this family's financial situation. Money is only trivial if you have enough of it, and not everyone qualifies for loans, credit cards, or Care Credit. Even if you qualify, Care Credit definitely doesn't pay for gas to get you to a specialist in a different town, or for the missed wages if you have to take time off work. This bird very likely needs surgery, and that is not cheap.

2. The shop/breeder will keep doing this to other baby birds if not held accountable. They might still do it even if they are held accountable, but it's worth kicking up a fuss for the sake of all those other babies and their adoptive humans who will have to go through the same pain and stress. If they don't care about injuring baby birds and then selling them, they may care about Better Business Bureau complaints, negative Yelp reviews, and having to pay for treatment. Hit them in their wallet.
This is all good advice, but bear in mind that the original poster may not be from the US. Care Credit and the Better Business Bureau is very US-specific.
 

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Good that you brought the bird back to the breeder. I do hope the breeder will get the little one the help that is needed.
 
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