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URGENT: bloody cere after running into a window

outmaww

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Geebs, my cockatiel, is clipped and slowly growing her wings back in, but we didn't expect her to be so good at flying so quickly. Today, something dropped and she was so startled that she flew around the room and straight into our glass door. She fell about four feet.

She climbed up to my shoulder and sat there for ten minutes recovering before she finally came down. She is extremely puffy and her eyes are dropping like she wants to go to sleep. After I got her down, I noticed a red patch between her nostrils in the middle of her cere. I'm not sure if it's blood exactly, but it definitely wasn't there before. I'm worried she has a concussion, but I'm so unfamiliar with that in birds and right now I just don't want her to fall asleep. She is not acting like herself. She is usually very energetic and fiesty and she's turned sluggish. She tried to preen her wings, and it looked normal but just in slow motion. Everything she's doing is slow.

Help!! I'm trying to get an appointment with the vet, but it's so difficult where I live. What should I do in the meantime? How can I keep her safe till then? It's been about an hour and I'm watching her movements.
 

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Sorry it’s so late after you posted but how is your little one now?
 

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I was afraid to have her go to bed last night, she had recovered somewhat but was still a little shaky... this morning she seems much better, much more like herself. She's moving around more and is less puffed-up. I managed to get a picture of her cere; does anyone know if it's blood or something else? It looks scabbed over to me.
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After a head strike you should keep them caged and quiet except when cuddling with you for a few days . I thi k my vet allways recommend taking it easy for a week.
Because being g active raises blood pressure and canbeorsen any brain swell or bleeding. Plus they have an increased risk of bumping it against while still suffering from a concussion.

I think your baby is going to be fine.

I stress the cage rest.

If you were in a car accident and bashed your head your doctor wouldn't let you do sports for a few days.

Love the sweet face on your baby
 

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Learning to fly after feathers grow out is a bit of Learning curve.
But they will be pros pretty quickly @

Burd strike decals on windows can help
 
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