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Urgent Sudden blood on wing?!

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Has the blood clotted or is it still leaking?
 
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Yes, you can use tweezers. Get them right up to the base of the feather and pull in one quick motion like you'd pluck an eyebrow hair. Then apply corn starch and gentle pressure to any bleeding that's left. That's a pretty small blood feather so I think it'll be fine.
 

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It does not look to be leaking and wetting the area around it. Do you have a big enough box or tub to put her in? Somewhere to keep her quiet and where she can not get that caught on bars or anything?
 
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It does not look to be leaking and wetting the area around it. Do you have a big enough box or tub to put her in? Somewhere to keep her quiet and where she can not get that caught on bars or anything?
I don't really have anything like that.
I'm going to give her some food right now and watch the feather.
Can I tell by the shaft if it's clotted? The shaft is pinched shut from my pinching it with tweezers but idk if that's good enough?
 

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If the blood starts leaking again then you need to stop it but if it is not leaking then just keep her energy levels low till you can call the vet for further instructions.
 
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If the blood starts leaking again then you need to stop it but if it is not leaking then just keep her energy levels low till you can call the vet for further instructions.
She's tired
Should I let her sleep on my lap for a bit?
 
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yeah that sounds great. As long as you keep her quiet it will help the clotting.
 

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Hopefully you can call the vet soon and see what they think.
 
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Hopefully you can call the vet soon and see what they think.
I'll call at 7 when they open
It'll be a long day if I take her. They're like an hour away.
I just want everything sorted and okay.

Thanks for the help!

I had a full panic attack. Sorry about that.
 
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No need to be sorry!! You did good ;)
The vet may be ok with you sending some pics in for them to look at so maybe ask about that before just making an appointment?
Try to get some rest while she is happy being calm and quiet so you are not so worn out for the day. It is a bummer we can not all be closer to the vets for our birds, My trip is a bit longer so I totally understand.
You are more than welcome for the help :)

Keep me updated how all goes for you both today.
 

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No need to be sorry!! You did good ;)
The vet may be ok with you sending some pics in for them to look at so maybe ask about that before just making an appointment?
Try to get some rest while she is happy being calm and quiet so you are not so worn out for the day. It is a bummer we can not all be closer to the vets for our birds, My trip is a bit longer so I totally understand.
You are more than welcome for the help :)

Keep me updated how all goes for you both today.
Do I need to stay awake with her? Can she go back into her bed to sleep or should I just watch her?

She's also preening her wings which worries me that she might bite it
 

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How awake is she? If you make it dark will she go back to sleep or is she up for the day?
 

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How awake is she? If you make it dark will she go back to sleep or is she up for the day?
She's pretty awake and won't stop messing with the feathers.
She'll sleep more if I put her back in her cage, covered
 

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If you can get her to go back to sleep that would be good as she will be leaving that feather shaft alone.
 

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If you can get her to go back to sleep that would be good as she will be leaving that feather shaft alone.
Since it is small and close to the skin, is it possible to pull it out ?

Or not at all? I have no clue what to do.
I'm exhausted and I'm scared for her.
 

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Ok you need to stop the bleeding again and I dare say you will have to stay up with her till the vet instructs you on what to do. I am guessing covering it is only going to cause further problems so I do not think that is the best idea. I'm sorry but at least it is a slow bleed not a fast one.
 
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