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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm Dr. Jeremy.Was there a lot of blood?
Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.
No I don't think so.
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.
Is she molting?
Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Will she continue to bleed and is it life threatening?
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.
if the blood feather is "opened" then yes to both.
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.
some do clot on there own, but should still be pulled so they don't start again.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I will look at website and examine Toki for a blood feather break. Thanks
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.
no problem, let me know if you need anything else.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Jeremy-DVM replied 1 year ago.
good luck
Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.
flour or corn starch works to help stop bleeding if you need it.

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