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Old 07-19-2015, 05:43 PM
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My budgie was just attacked by his cage mate on his foot. I stopped the bleeding completely but his foot feels hot is this normal? It appears the bite was on the little pad under his nail. Does he need medical attention or just time to heal. p.s I put him in a seperate cage.
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:49 PM
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Since you've stopped the bleeding, his foot should heal just fine on it's own.
Budgies feet sometimes feel hot which is normal.
Keep an eye on him to ensure the bleeding doesn't start again and I would suggest keeping him quiet for a couple of days.

Please make sure you keep the two budgies caged separately from now on.
I would recommend you only allow them together during supervised out-of-cage time until you are absolutely certain the other budgie is no longer behaving aggressively toward the injured one.
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I feel really bad. They are in separate cages now but they just keep calling to each other. He just keeps moving around in the cage, how can I calm him down I don't want him to reopen his wound
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It's fine for them to call to each other.
That is normal and nothing to be concerned about.

I would cover the top and three sides of his cage for the rest of the day.
After that, it is doubtful the wound will reopen unless he is biting at it.
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I'm really worried. Do I need to watch him constantly or just check like every 30 mins? Is he fine to sleep at night without me checking on him?
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Just check him periodically.

As long as you don't see any bleeding in the next couple of hours he should be just fine.
No need for you to check on him during the night.
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Ok thank you so much I was so worried about Him! Even my african grey was watching, wondering what the heck happened
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He seems ok now but I'm worried about him picking at the scab! Is it likely that he'll do this or should I not really worry? It's been almost 3 hours since the injury.
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Jacob,

I think it's fine for you to relax now since it's been 3 hours since the injuriy happened.

I've had budgies with foot injuries in the past.
None of them ever picked at the wound and the foot healed up just fine.
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Ok thanks again. Ive never had an injury happen to any of my birds before so this is new to me. I guess I just worry too much
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