My bird was bleeding a lot an in stopping it he got covered in styptic liquid and cornstarch. How do I get the cornstarch off of him without submerging his foot that was injured?
here is my tip; in a small old fashioned film canister I mix 1 tablespoon of either cornstarch or white flour and 1 tablespoon cayenne powder. I cap it and shake it well. this will stop bleeding in seconds and is bird safe.
Parrots don't have the same pain receptors that respond to capsaicin as we do, so it shouldn't burn them at all.Hot pepper in the wound stops pain?
I really don;t want to try it. It may be true after you pass out but hard to believe as you get that on sensitive tissue & it burns.
Capsaicin Tested On Surgical Wounds - Slashdot
For my plumeria I use manuka honey mixed with cinnamon. Thick paste covers an open wound & protects it while it heals.
Imagine cayenne is medicinal too but probably hurts when applied. Guess the same is true for peroxide & alcohol.
Still in 2016 there is no such thing as painless medicine.
I doubt the cornstarch will block the vent. Most of the powder will flake off & the first big bomb should take care of the vent.
Glad you stopped the bleeding.
Parrots don't have the same pain receptors that respond to capsaicin as we do, so it shouldn't burn them at all.