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This morning i found my budgie, Kiki, bleeding.
It seems that she got punctured right below the beak through the beak.
I don't know what punctured her, but there are traces if blood in that point of her body. I live in Jakarta, but there is no avian vet around, mostly are feline n canine vet. The bleeding has stopoed but I'm still very worried.. I don't want her to die.
The worse thing is that Kiki is not tame, she is really scared of hands and I can't pick her up. But if needed i can ask my neighbor to pick her up, if I know what to do after that.
Please help me what can i do, cz there really isn't any avian vet around.
Additional info, Kiki lives in a cage with another budgie.
I found this vet and although they don't specify birds they also don't rule them out...it's worth a try to ask them to help Kiki...I once took my bird to a vet that didn't usually treat birds as they were kind enough to try...
Sorry I can't offer any advice on how you can help Kiki but I'm sure you will get lots of advice soon from experienced budgie owners.
Additionally, it is important you line up resources for emergency situations ahead of time.
If there are no Avian Vets near you then look for a good Exotic Vet that has experience with small birds.
Another option is to find a regular vet that is willing to work with you and perhaps consult with an Avian Vet if necessary.
I'm sorry your budgie got injured and I hope by now the situation is under control.
It would be good to try and find out how Kiki injured her beak.
Are there any sharp areas on the cage (maybe a loose bar from the cage) or maybe a specific toy or accessory where she could have bumped hard into and damaged her beak?
Does Kiki get along well with her mate? I'm asking this because in extreme situations where there is vicious fighting, budgies can bite hard enough to cause beak injuries. If this were to be the case, then you would have to separate Kiki from her mate on a permanent basis.
Depending on the injury and in order to clean the area and possibly preventing infection, you could wash the affected area with sterile saline solution.
It would be ideal if you could take your Kiki to a vet who has experience with birds or to have that vet contact an avian specialist for further guidance and advice on how to best proceed in terms of giving the right type of treatment for your budgie.
I hope Kiki's beak heals up well.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Hi there and to the forums! I'm sorry it was under such upsetting circumstances
You've been given great advice from everyone so far, and I can't add much more.
To keep her stable after she has lost blood, you can soak some seed or millet in some pedialyte solution and offer it to her. The electrolytes in the solution will keep her active and ensure her appetite stays where it needs to be