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Follow-up Center Threads 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.

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Old 09-05-2016, 12:41 PM
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Hello,

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?

Any other tips for this are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Old 09-05-2016, 12:50 PM
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It is generally best to remove a broken blood feather so the feather is not re-injured and begin bleeding again.
A significant amount of blood may be lost creating an emergency situation.

You may wish to have your veterinarian remove the broken blood feather. When a broken blood feather is removed, a new one will start to grow.

Yes, styptic powder can be used rather than cornstarch.

You can purchase Guardian Angel which is an electrolyte solution you can keep in your Birdie's Emergency First Aid Kit.

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...te-recipe.html

I'm moving your thread over to follow-up.
Please be sure to update us on your budgie's condition.

Best wishes.
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Thank you so much for the fast reply!
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You're very welcome, Andrea.

Please be sure to update regarding your budgie and whether you chose to remove the broken blood feather or had your veterinarian do it.
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I totally agree with Deborah I hope that your little one is just fine!

I look forward to hearing the update
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