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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My budgie has blood on the top of s head?

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My budgie has blood on the top of his head ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

In most cases I'm going to find a pin feather (a newly emerged feather still in its keratin sheath) which has been broken through the part of the vane that still contains a blood vessel. If you can find that feather, it needs to be plucked from the skin to prevent further bleeding. If you're uncomfortable doing so, an avian-oriented vet (please see here: can do this for you quickly. There's no additional treatment needed. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.