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Urgent Missing nail / toe

mak

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My son looked in the cage and saw blood everywhere. Our new(ish) Tiel lost a nail and maybe part of his toe. I have no idea what happened. The only thing I can think of is that he caught it on something. After several unsuccessful attempts to stop the bleeding we finally got it to stop and he is now in a small separate cage (no perches just floor) with seeds and water.
What should I do now?
 

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Call avian vet cuz it's going to be painful for awhile.
 

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It's night here now so I'll try him in the morning. A few of my family have Covid so prob. can't get into a vet to have him seen.
I covered most of his cage but it looks like he climbed onto the seed box to eat. I'm taking that as a good sign.
 

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Best thing is to monitor. Take to vet if you see swelling, change in color, or if your bird picks at the area. Perhaps you can call the vet and send a photo of the wounded area.
Check the cage thoroughly to possibly find whatever the foot/toe may have gotten caught on.
I would recommend applying some Vetericyn if you can get that. https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petco...ntimicrobial-wound-and-skin-hydrogel-for-pets
 

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Thank you for your reply.
He was picking at it at first, which is one of the reasons it took us so long to stop the bleeding. He has now stopped picking at it.
I tried to figure out what he got caught on but the blood was everywhere and I didn't see any specific place it might have happened.
That product looks great but we don't have petco here :( I found this on amazon MicrocynAH Wound and Skin Care but it won't help for now as delivery takes a few weeks.
 

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Many vets are offering curbside drop-off so you don't come into contact with the vet or their staff. The vet will then phone you to discuss your bird and to work out a treatment plan. Do call your vet practice to see what you can arrange - at the very least, your bird needs pain medication.
 

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Thank you for your reply.
He was picking at it at first, which is one of the reasons it took us so long to stop the bleeding. He has now stopped picking at it.
I tried to figure out what he got caught on but the blood was everywhere and I didn't see any specific place it might have happened.
That product looks great but we don't have petco here :( I found this on amazon MicrocynAH Wound and Skin Care but it won't help for now as delivery takes a few weeks.
You can order Vetericyn from Amazon. Microcyn seems to be similar.
 

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Thankfully he seems to be doing fine and upon closer inspection, it seems he lost only the nail. We're working on getting the pain meds.
 

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Seems alot of places have it. Its that Hypochlorous Acid (HOCl) (0.0120%

Seems to be good stuff. Can also get it for cleaning & mix it.

Seems like its good stuff to have around
 
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@mak isn't in the US so giving links to shops that only exist in the US isn't helpful.
 

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Oppps was not aware of that as there is no location on the profile which would have been helpful in an emergency situation. Just trying to help.
 
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