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Urgent Broken blood feather or something else?

hrafn

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I just heard a massive commotion from the bird room, and Aurélie screech, and when I rushed in to investigate she was in a panic, thrashing around her cage. I managed to calm her down and get her out, and blood smeared over my hand when she stepped up.

I've only had one fid break a blood feather, and that was Kraz years and years ago, but I remember that it looked WAY worse than it was. But i have to say, Réy's wing looks pretty awful.

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But it doesn't help that my glasses are broken and I can't see a dang thing (literally. I can't even see what I'm writing).

What are your thoughts? Blood feather or no?
Réy's still very upset and huffy, so it's hard to tell if she's badly in pain.
 

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YIKES.

I'd guess it is a blood feather, I'm not 100% sure though. Just in case I would definitely take her into the vet, as soon as you can. Has she stopped bleeding? Flour will be your friend. Slather that bad boy on there with some pressure, I think corn starch does the same.
 

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Jmho looks like a blood feather, put some flour or cornstarch into a coffee cup. Settle bird in your lap gentle feel all those bloody feathers. You should be able to figure which one is bleeding. A big pinch of flour or starch on it and firm pressure on it. Hold as long as you can . Don't wash it off becuz you could disturb the clot.
 

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Yes! Flour, cornstarch, ,hope it stops bleeding.
 

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Yes I agree with everyone flour or cornstarch work really well. Definitely looks like she did some damage. I can't tell as the photo looks fuzzy on my phone but it looks like multiple blood feathers could be affected. 2 or 3 maybe? Normally, for me anyway (I have lot blood feather experience with Zane), pulling a blood isn't a huge deal and can be dealt with at home without the need to go to vet.

However in this case going to the vet might not be a bad idea. As I say it's hard to say because the picture isn't clear for me but it looks worse than I'm use to seeing. I'm not use to dealing with smaller birds thou.
 
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