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Signs of serious injury

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Renae

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I had Keiko (Quaker) out and my brother walked out the door and Keiko went to follow and he went smack bang into the door. The tip of his beak is bleeding a little and I went to put him in his cage and he couldn't perch (really wobbly), I thought maybe he got a bit of a shock, so I held him and cuddled him for a few mins and put him back in his cage on the bottom.

At the moment he's sitting on his food dish (which I put on the bottom for him) without any problems, but I'm SO worried that there could be more damage done, he hit the door pretty hard, I heard the thump. :(

I need to know what are some signs if there's more of a serious injury, like a head injury and anything else.

My mum's really, really upset. I hope he'll be okay.
 

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I cant be much help with such an incident. Does he breathe normally? I think that you should call your avian vet and ask him/her to bring the bird in for a check up asap. I wish with all my heart that everthing will be fine with your litlle fella.
 

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Keep an eye on him. The danger is going to come from concussion. I would put all his perches down low so there is no chance of him falling off. If he is still wobbly I would get him into the vets. I would probably take him in anyway because sometimes this type of injury doesn't show any signs until a few days later and then it could be too late.

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His breathing is fine - there's no labored breathing or anything.

I did put the perches down low, well I put his main one, his rope perch, the furthest down. He is climbing around the cage, drinking and eating, he's even been talking, but still, I do worry about concussion. Oh and he's not wobbly now, he can perch fine, he's been walking up and down his rope perch.

I have to go to an appointment early tomorrow, so I'll see if my mum can take him in. For tonight, I'm keeping him in my room.
 

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If there's an internal injury it takes a little while to bleed enough inside to cause problems. I'm not trying to scare you, just to let you know that sometimes it can happen. It happend in humans too. If he starts looking lethargic and disoriented, get him in ASAP.
 

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I would get him in asap...I hate to scare you like this but a rescue tiel of ours did just that..she hit a wall while flying...she seemed fine..no signs of anything wrong at all.. a week later, she died in m y hands..the vet said she had bruised lungs from t he collision..you need to get Keiko in whether or not she seems ill or not...
 

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The most important thing that is needed when a bird is injured due to trauma, or shock is warmth and fluids. The fluids help keep blood volumnes up. Fluids need to profuse the tissues so that the area injured does not get starved of oxygen to the tissues.

It might be best to phone the vet and explain what happened. What I personally do, because I have the supplies on hand is give Sub-Q fluids, and B-complex vitamins.
 

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Update..

I stayed up with Keiko until 3am this morning, I'd have stayed up longer if I didn't have to get up at 7am, but he was fine when I went to bed.. I had the heater going for 30 mins and I made sure he ate and drank before I covered him.

This morning he's been a champ apparently. I went out and came home and mum said Keiko and the Cockatiels have been screaming to each other back and forth. (calling for "Charlieeeee" a lot lol) Mum gave him his veggies and some fruit, and he ate everything and is acting completely fine.

Mum did ring the Avian Vet, told her what had happened last night and that he was wobbly and etc etc. The Avian Vet said to keep a very close eye on him, if he starts vomiting, or is lethargic and goes off his food to take him in straight away. For now.. we have to watch him and hope for the best that it's not serious.

My mum's got him out right now, he's enjoying some scritches and stretching his wings. I told mum to not have him out for long, so see how everything goes!

ETA: I forgot to add this.. when I got home and walked into my bedroom Keiko said really loudly "HELLO KEIKOOO!" :lol:
 
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sounds good Renae

sending healing energy and positive thoughts for him (and you :) )

:hug8:
 

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You may need to feed him mushy foods, as I am sure his beak is hurting him right now. Glad he is doing beter!
 

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Oh no!! I am sorry this happened. How is he doing today?
 
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