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Our beautiful 18 month old Budgie, Buddy, has just been injured by a ring-neck parrot. He has made what we hope is only flesh wound on his foot and we were hoping to get some hints/tips on how to make sure it wont get infected. It is quite deep and i am hoping he hasn't bitten him too deep to affect any of his foot bones, its on his larger toe closer to the nail. It only happened 5 minutes ago now and is still bleeding, he is at the moment in his dark cage where he will stay still. He has it tucked up under him, i don't want him to get infected. Please help us.

 

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Claire

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White pepper will stop the bleeding - keep him warm and covered - I'd say he needs a trip to the vet......

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Often foot injuries can involve loss of toes due to lost blood circulation.

What antiseptic have you applied and do you have a heat lamp next to the bird ?

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Often foot injuries can involve loss of toes due to lost blood circulation.

What antiseptic have you applied and do you have a heat lamp next to the bird ?

 

I wasn't sure what antiseptic they can have. We had a cotton tip with salty warm water. And instead of a heat lamp can we use a heater? He is in our bedroom at the moment for peace and quiet. His toe looks purple already :rofl: I think we may be loosing his toe, but I want to make sure everything else is okay. What antiseptics can we use on birds? Also, he has stopped bleeding now.

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you can use betadine :rofl:

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you can use betadine :rofl:

 

Thank you so much for your help :rofl: the room is warm now and the man is putting betadine on him

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Can I ask why the budgie was in with a ringneck? I'm trying to add more to this than the people who have already posted, but I can't.

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Can I ask why the budgie was in with a ringneck? I'm trying to add more to this than the people who have already posted, but I can't.

 

He wasn't in the cage, Buddy was on top of a cage, and the ringneck got inside the cage whilst we were eating dinner and nipped his foot from the inside. Such carelessness from us, but they have been together for 9 months now and have gotten on well. We never left them unattended however.

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Just asking. How's the little guy going?

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Just asking. How's the little guy going?

 

He is okay, his toe is so swollen, and he has scabbed over. He is still using his foot to jump around but he stands with it tucked up sometimes. He is singing at the moment and still his cheeky self. I put some more bettadine on him this morning. I am sceptical if he will loose the toe though, its still got some colour but a tinge of purple.

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I don't think you have to worry about him losing the toe. It looks bruised but not infected so the injury should heal up within the next week. :D

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Oh no! I am so sorry that this happened. :D

I hope Buddy gets a lot better soon. :ph34r:

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