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I have a 10 year old conjure who is under the weather. It looks

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I have a 10 year old conjure who is under the weather. It looks like there is dried blood on her perch and she is sleeping now
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I'm Dr. Jeremy.Was there a lot of blood?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
For a bird there seemed to be. But it is all dried and I don't see any blood on her
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
Birds don't have a lot of blood and I expect that's why she's sleepy. The most common place to bleed from is a wing, usually a blood feather. Has she had any before?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No I don't think so.
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
Is she molting?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think so as I have noticed small feathers in the bottom of her cage. I thought she might be plucking but she never has before
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
http://www.cockatielcottage.net/feathers.htmlthis is a link to see what a blood feather looks like. If he broke on it should be pulled, some owner can do this at home, other want the vet to do it. They do not heal on there own.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Will she continue to bleed and is it life threatening?
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
if the blood feather is "opened" then yes to both.
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
some do clot on there own, but should still be pulled so they don't start again.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok I will look at website and examine Toki for a blood feather break. Thanks
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
no problem, let me know if you need anything else.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
good luck
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I didn't find a blood feather but it looks like her foot may have been bleeding but not any longer
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
ok, I would watch it, make sure she has plenty to drink and she should be ok. Also check the cage for sharp things.
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 2 years ago.
flour or corn starch works to help stop bleeding if you need it.