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Old 02-04-2016, 02:16 PM
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Hello I'm just looking for some advice for my budgie, Pepe.

He's still a baby (about 7 months old) and still learning. When I'm at work, my mum leaves his cage open so he can go in and out when he pleases which has been fine for months. But as I was about to put him to bed (a sheet over his cage) I noticed his perch was covered in bright red blood, so started to panic. I took him out his cage and noticed dried in blood just below the wing and top of leg, he's walking and flying fine, he's eating and chirping away as normal. Will I leave him be? Don't think it's a blood feather as its more to the front of his body and I can't see any feathers in or around his cage.

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Welcome to talk budgies. The first thing you need to do is try to determine exactly where the bleeding came from. It is important to stop bleeding with cornstarch as budgies can easily bleed to death. If your budgies has a laceration or puncture wound, you need to stop the bleeding and get it to an avian vet ASAP. Please keep us posted.
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Welcome to the forums!

I'm sorry your Pepe has bled. It's important that you find out from where he bled from, in case you will need to take fast measures if the bleeding comes back. You can stop bleeding by applying cornstarch on the affected area.

From your description it's very likely that Pepe broke a blood feather on his wing.
Also check both of his feet for injury, since you mention the foot also had traces of blood. If you find out that he has an open wound that really needs medical attention, then you will have to book him an appointment at the avian vet to have it treated.

Also for future reference and in order to avoid possible accident from happening, it's best that your Pepe stays on the cage while there is no one to closely supervise him when he is out of the cage.

I'm wishing your Pepe a fast and full recovery.
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Hello

It's not really on the wing area it's between under his wing and the beginning of the top of his leg so kind of side of body. It's not bleeding now and I can't really get to it to touch as he's still biting (trying to teach him not to bite)

Regarding cornstarch, do I put a bit in a cotton bud and put on?
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You are going to need to observe him very carefully to ensure there is not active bleeding at this time and the bleeding does not re-start.
If there is active bleeding, you are going to need to catch him in a soft cloth so you can examine the area to determine what the cause of the problem is.
If it is a cut or puncture wound, then you need to stop the bleeding right away.

If there is no active bleeding at the moment, then I'd leave your budgie alone for now and just keep an eye on him.

If it is a blood feather, then follow the instructions in this link.

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He's in "bed" just now so I'll check him again first thing in the morning, there was no active bleeding when I last checked but will get some cornstarch to be on the safe side. Does the cornstarch go on dry or wet if the bleeding restarts?
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The cornstarch is applied dry directly to the site of the bleeding. If you don't have cornstarch, you can use flour.

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Hello and to the forums!

I hope your little fellow is just fine and you've recieved great advice with how to help him out There is tons of information on the forums, also, that will be useful to review as you care for your darling Pepe. If you have any questions after reading through the basic links provided by Debroah, please do ask as we'd love to help!

I'm looking forward to seeing you around the forums and please keep us updated on your budgies' condition! I hope he feels much better soon and heals quickly.
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Thanks for all the advice.

Just checked on him and he's still the same - being his normal self and he's not bleeding just the dried in blood on the side from last night. Will I just leave him be? I'm going to keep him in the cage for a couple days to rest as I genuinely don't know what's happened.

Have flour at the ready in case he does start to bleed again ?
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If he is acting completely normal and flying, walking , and preening then I would say you are indeed very lucky. You will definitely need to clean the perch and cage thoroughly and get all of the dried blood off.
The best time to catch your budgie is when it is approaching dark or early morning when it is still dark. they tend to sit still because they do not have good night vision, another reason the cage should be closed and safe if you go out at night. Use a small cloth and gently pick him up he should be taught that this is not frightful or threatening in case he needs t be handled in future. If possible can you post a picture o him for us to see him?
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