Follow-up CenterThreads made in the Emergency Room forum will be moved here by staff as a way to follow-up with members after their budgie emergency.
This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies.
I have already read the sticky about blood feathers, but I had a few additional questions.
My bird broke one of her blood feathers last night while we were asleep and I noticed it this morning when I uncovered her cage. The bleeding seemed to have already stopped when I discovered it and I was wondering if it is still absolutely necessary to pull out the broken quill. I would like to avoid it if possible because I know she will struggle and put up a fight if I try to catch and restrain her and I am afraid it will make her bleed even more.
Also, if I do end up pulling out the quill, is it safe to use styptic powder instead of cornstarch? I already have some styptic powder at home and would have to make a trip to the store for cornstarch.
The last thing I was wondering about is the electrolyte solution. Is there a solution I can buy from the pet store or could I simply make it myself?