04-23-2018, 08:24 AM
The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST practices in the care of budgies for their optimum health and well-being.
You should never be taking your budgie outdoors unless it is safely secured in its cage and supervised for every minute.
If this happened when your bike was in the house, then please only allow your budgie to have out-of-cage time in a bird-safe room in the future.
If there is no active bleeding, then the best thing to do is put a tiny drop of betadine on the wound.
It would be best for you to take the budgie to an Avian Vet for an examination to ensure there is no infection and that the foot/leg is not broken.
Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
You need to prepare a birdie first aid kit if you don't have one.
Additionally, you need to start Emergency Fund so you will always have the necessary funds to get Avian Vet help for your budgie(s) anytime they are sick or injured.
Be Prepared for Veterinary Expense
Please be sure to update us on your budgie's condition.