My budgie is roughly 13 or 14 years old. I inherited him when a relative passed about two years ago and he had had a fatty tumor on his stomach. She had previously taken him to the vet and the vet informed her he would die during any kind of surgery. The tumor hasn't gotten bigger ( I believe ) and so he has been fine.
This morning when I uncovered him there was blood all over in his cage, on his mirror, on the bottom, on his perch, everywhere. He wasn't whistling, talking to himself, making noise, anything. He has started doing all those things now but he still doesn't seem himself. I have three guesses.
One: Something going on with his tumor?
Two: He swallowed the chain on his mirror? He has a little sunflower mirror and it always had a little chain hanging off it with nothing attached and he'd lick and chew on it, when we first got him I was worried he'd swallow it but I stopped pulling it away from him because it was pointless. I feel stupid for not cutting it now. It could be my imagination but the chain seemed shorter.
Three: His nails? He won't let us cut them because he doesn't trust us and his previous owner was really old and couldn't do it herself. I'll go and check them out after this post.
Does anyone know what this is? Is there anything I can do to help him?
Any information would be appreciated.
I honestly don't know what to do '~'
Does metal poisoning cause bleeding? His cage is very old and rusty, so are his toys.