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Old 10-23-2015, 10:07 AM
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Default She keeps picking her wound *UPDATE*

I don't know what to do anymore
My budgie had an injury (a cut) and the vet gave her antibiotics a month ago .
Yesterday I went back to the vet because I just don't see it getting better !! She keeps picking it with her beak and I can see blood on the beak.
Yesterday the vet said it looks better from month ago though and he cut her nails so she won't hur herself .. But she touches it with the beak (
And I can't prevent it I mean ,, she's a bird she doesn't get that she shouldn't touch it it's near her neck and there's nothing to put on it obviously ..
The vet says it will take a long time to heal but how can it heal if she rips it every time and I see a fresh blood there ?
I just don't know what to do anymore I just hope she feels when she rips it that it's painful and shouldn't do it ! I love her but will it heal like that ?? I want her to be healthy ...

here are some pictures of thr wound,,



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Old 10-23-2015, 11:54 AM
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Sorry to hear of this struggle Karina. Wounds heal from the inside out so I agree with your vet that even if it takes a long time it will eventually heal. We have had some members here go through bird's doing this, and hopefully they can give some input for you. The more time you can spend with her, maybe re arrange the cage every couple days, add new toys, etc. the more she will be distracted and not thinking of the irritation of her wound. It is good the vet felt it has progressed in the right direction... Keep an eye on it, and don't get discouraged....
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:06 PM
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Sorry to hear of this struggle Karina. Wounds heal from the inside out so I agree with your vet that even if it takes a long time it will eventually heal. We have had some members here go through bird's doing this, and hopefully they can give some input for you. The more time you can spend with her, maybe re arrange the cage every couple days, add new toys, etc. the more she will be distracted and not thinking of the irritation of her wound. It is good the vet felt it has progressed in the right direction... Keep an eye on it, and don't get discouraged....
Thank you

i'll try my best to spend a lot of time with her and distract her.. thought most of the day i'm not home...
she's not really playing with toys like my other budgie, she's more of a ~courios likes to climb and jump all over the cage ~ girl xD
I also played her some budgie sounds on youtube.. that made her insterested and she even started singing

I just hope it will heal sooner
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:41 PM
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Yes.. try to distract her if you can. Spend some time with her, bring her some new toys, some treats, anything that will make her pick her wound less.
Trust your vet, I am sure the doctor has seen this situation before and knows that it will take a little time more to heal.
I hope she gets well soon!
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:03 PM
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Wounds often "itch" when they are healing and that is probably what is happening in this case. The spot itches and then your budgie scratches at it with her beak. It will definitely heal given time.
The wound area does not appear to be infected so I'm sure she'll be fine.
If you handle her regularly, you can rinse it a couple of times a day with a sterile saline solution and maybe that will help alleviate the itchiness for her.
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Yes.. try to distract her if you can. Spend some time with her, bring her some new toys, some treats, anything that will make her pick her wound less.
Trust your vet, I am sure the doctor has seen this situation before and knows that it will take a little time more to heal.
I hope she gets well soon!
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Wounds often "itch" when they are healing and that is probably what is happening in this case. The spot itches and then your budgie scratches at it with her beak. It will definitely heal given time.
The wound area does not appear to be infected so I'm sure she'll be fine.
If you handle her regularly, you can rinse it a couple of times a day with a sterile saline solution and maybe that will help alleviate the itchiness for her.
I didn't think about that ! I know that when it's itchy it's probably healing.. I hope this is the reason
i'm afraid to even touch the area.. I hope that when she picks it it's not too deep and that she feels she has to stop

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I hope your pretty little girl feels better soon! You can put a few drops of room-temperature chamomile tea on it, too, because that helps with inflammation and may make her pick it less
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I hope your pretty little girl feels better soon! You can put a few drops of room-temperature chamomile tea on it, too, because that helps with inflammation and may make her pick it less
Very interesting ! thanks !
now I try to distract her everytime I can, seems to be working - no blood on the beak thank god
and I see very little small feathers grow there ^^
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that's great! It seems that her skin is going back to normal in the wound area!
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Usually, we are tempted to itch the affected/wounded area when the wound begins to dry and a coating forms....it takes some amount of self-restraint to stop itching/scratching. I guess the same is happening with your bird but she's picking or pecking with it's beak or claw.
Deb and Starlingwings have given good advice. I would suggest applying some aloe vera gel gently on the wound to give your bird a soothing and calming effect. It will also help with itchiness and accelerate healing.
Good luck with your bird. Hope she heals soon and is back to normal.
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