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Urgent My sweet sun conure injured himself with a toy!

alyson

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Today, my mother's boyfriend found our sweet sun conure hung by one of his toys we bought him you can imagine the horror! He had managed to pierce himself with the medal part :
( it looks like the bottom hook but obviously not as thick) he must have grabbed his new toy and snuck it into his little hut and lord knows what happened or how long he was there like that for! My mother's boyfriend was the one who removed it our sun conure (Paris!) didn't even make a fuss when he was picked up... which is soooo not Paris..he's usually super feisty (sign #1 that was worrisome) when I finally got around to seeing him it appeared to me he had bled and that was (sign #2) I was really scared but at the time I had no means of transportation!!! To take him to the vet..so I waited he seemed to be eating and drinking water but when he drank water it would kind of spill ..out..(sign #3) later he started acting up and fluffing up and going in and out of sleep which I've heard could indicate he was weak or ill(sign #4) that's when my mom finally arrived we called a couple of vets and finally found one that looked at birds but sadly he wasn't a specialist!! Even though, he was a great doctor. We finally brought him in and he took a look and told us that he was definitely stressed out because of the trauma and that can be very serious for a bird. Luckily, Paris, was still eating. Now,..as for the injury it seems it's pretty serious because it's okay imagine getting your bottom lip pierced but on a bird..and it looks like it's not going to be able to grow skin back normally or attach..which is worrisome because of the drinking situation ..although, Paris, has been drinking water how can I be so sure it's actually getting anywhere? Anyways, he gave him a shot of steroid just in case he was injured internally which is another thing he couldn't check because again (not a specialist) and he gave me some antibiotics to give him twice a day. And, I was adviced to keep him warm. I guess, I'm here to ONE warn everyone about that kind of metal hook that comes with so many toys and to not ignore warning signs ..I also came to ask for advice and opinions .. Do you think if I take him to a specialist they would be able to fix his beak or do you think as long as he's eating or drinking it shouldn't be such a serious thing? I'm not an expert on birds I'm really trying my hardest and these vet visits aren't exactly cheap even though I'd do anything for Paris Another thing, he also mentioned he didn't feel any injuries on him other than that but again he's not a specialist so if you guys know any signs of internal injuries please let me know!
 

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I'm no specialist but I'm sending many prayers for Paris.
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I'm so sorry your bird got hurt. I would take him to an avian vet for another opinion.
 

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I agree, take in to an avian vet to be sure. Years ago, the emergency room kept Kari overnight (she climbed under a couch pillow and was squished). Said she was fine and could go home. I drove over to to Dr. O's first thing. Dr. O kept her for two or three days for liver trauma. She said she would have died without subq fluids and care.

Hoping your baby is okay and on the mend.
 

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Poor Paris, I'm so sorry she got injured.:( I would also take her to an avian vet just to make sure. I hope she will be okay!
 

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avian vet please.
 

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So sorry to hear this best of luck with him and I would go to an Avian vet just to be safe :hug8:
 
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Thank you all for your prayers to little Paris he's looking good today but I do think I'll take him to the avian vet clinic I have to give them a call and make an appointment :heart:
 

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Poor Paris. Sending out positive thoughts. Please update us on how he's doing. If you're having trouble finding an avian vet lets us know. There may be someone here who can help you find one :)
 

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I am glad you are going to an avian vet. I hope they see you right away. This can become serious if not addressed properly
 

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I sure hope Paris will be ok ,poor little guy. Everyone should check toys for potential beak piercers . 60 years ago I had a parakeet that twisted a hook holding his swing through his beak. It was awful. He would hold it with his beak and fly around it. We had no vets way back then and our sweet little bird didn't make it. It shouldn't have happened but we trusted his cage. I'm so sorry Paris is going through this
 
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