• Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here
  • This forum is for advice about initial treatment given to your injured/sick bird until a qualified avian veterinarian is available.
    THIS IS NOT MEANT TO REPLACE VET CARE

Concussion!?

Status
Not open for further replies.

chompie_puppy

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
10/24/09
Messages
2,099
Concussion!? *Update - Page 3*

Beanie got spooked and hit a door at full flight speed! :(

- It didn't knock him out.
- He can still perch.
- He is very quiet and docile.
- He will accept head scratches.
- He just wants to sit still.
- He regurgitated afterward (onto a perch - did this once only).
- He ate some honey (thought the sugar might help with shock).
- He preened my eyebrows afterward.
- Not playful at all.
- It is like he is a different bird; not vocal or energetic at all.

I've put him into his cage and turned off the light. He is perching in his usual sleep spot.

I've felt his keel bone and this is all fine. His beak is still intact. I can see no blood.

What more can I do?

I need some reassurance. :( I have read some information about bird concussions and now I'm worried that Beanie has internal bleeding (maybe on the brain).
 
Last edited:

waterfaller1

Ripping up the road
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/16/09
Messages
26,782
Real Name
carole
Oh my goodness! I am sending healing energy your way. I hope he will be just fine. Any way you can get him to an avian vet?
 

waterfaller1

Ripping up the road
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/16/09
Messages
26,782
Real Name
carole
How about what Gary always suggests, until he can get on the thread. Keep him warm, give some pedialite or gatorade 50/50 with water. Keep him warm and hydrated.
 

MollyMouse

Biking along the boulevard
Joined
4/23/10
Messages
7,783
I hope everything will be okay, sending out positive thoughts to you both.
 

chompie_puppy

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
10/24/09
Messages
2,099
Thank you!

Beanie had a drink of water almost directly after hitting the door. He is being kept warm and in a quiet and dark place.

I just checked up on him and he is still perching fine and sleeping.
 

MollyMouse

Biking along the boulevard
Joined
4/23/10
Messages
7,783
Good to hear Kelsey. That's really all you can do for the moment until the vet opens. Let us know what happens. :hug8:
 

waterfaller1

Ripping up the road
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/16/09
Messages
26,782
Real Name
carole
Maybe it just hurts, but no worse than that. I will be keeping Beanie and you in my thoughts. He is one of my very favorite birds...he is sooo gorgeous!:hug8:
 

Juhi882

Rollerblading along the road
Avenue Veteran
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
10/25/09
Messages
2,916
Location
India
Real Name
Juhi
oh poor baby, hope he's ok :hug8:

keeping you and beanie in my prayers
 

suncoast

Cruising the avenue
Celebirdy of the Month
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/16/09
Messages
13,464
Location
Naples Florida
Real Name
Ginger
He needs to see a vet ASAP for an xray of his head. Even if he seems fine he needs to go, because several birds with this injury died later.

Ginger
 

suncoast

Cruising the avenue
Celebirdy of the Month
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/16/09
Messages
13,464
Location
Naples Florida
Real Name
Ginger
How long is it a public holiday? Can you call your vet and leave a message?

Ginger
 

chompie_puppy

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
10/24/09
Messages
2,099
No, I can't. :( They will be open tomorrow at 9am.
 

SDavies

Jogging around the block
Avenue Veteran
Joined
11/18/09
Messages
812
Location
UK
since it's a hoilday just give him soon time to rest

i mean...if i ran into a door- i'd want to be quiet for a little while too
 

Anne & Gang

Riding the Skies
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Avian Angel
Joined
10/16/09
Messages
1,000,000
Location
Caledon, Ontario, Canada
Real Name
Anne
please let us know....I hope he will be ok
 

piercesdesigns

Rollerblading along the road
Avenue Veteran
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/17/09
Messages
2,068
Location
Greensboro, NC
Real Name
Debbie
Do NOT keep him warm!!

This is a big mistake people make after a bird hits something. My vet and I had this discussion after Diego flew full speed into a mirror.

Warm makes the internal swelling worse.

Dark and quiet is ok.

Into the vet if lethargic or sleepy.
 

chompie_puppy

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
10/24/09
Messages
2,099
Don't worry, he is not being kept warm artificially! Luckily I did read that on the 'net before I pulled out the heat mat. :)

He is warm because it is the usual Queensland weather (warm) and he is inside and and his cage is covered with a blanket (like every night). I do not think I have to keep him cold, do I? Room temperature is fine?

He was not sleepy after the knock and I wouldn't describe his behaviour as lethargic. Just... docile. He perked up when I covered him up for the night and he ran over to the door.

What are some signs of bleeding on the brain?

Debbie, how did your vet know that Diego was ok after hitting the mirror?
 

piercesdesigns

Rollerblading along the road
Avenue Veteran
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/17/09
Messages
2,068
Location
Greensboro, NC
Real Name
Debbie
My vet told me to look for clumsiness, lethargy, vomiting. He said it can show up as long as 24 hours later.
 

chompie_puppy

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Joined
10/24/09
Messages
2,099
Ok, thanks! Did he do an x-ray on Diego?
 

WingedVictory

Rollerblading along the road
Avenue Veteran
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/16/09
Messages
1,434
Location
Pacific Northwest
Real Name
Gary
Hi, here is information from on of my avian medical books, Clinical Avian Medicine.


Head Trauma
This is most often seen in free-flying birds encountering a
ceiling fan or sliding glass doors. Cranial trauma may
cause neurologic clinical signs. Prednisolone sodium succinate
is a rapid-acting steroid that helps decrease central
nervous system swelling. Dexamethasone sodium phosphate
also can be given (2 mg/kg IM once). Head trauma
cases should be placed in quiet, dark places with no
heat. Minor cases usually recover within 24 to 48 hours


gary
 
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top