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We have a 9 year old rooster. We have to trim his beak

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We have a 9...

We have a 9 year old rooster. We have to trim his beak because it hooks around so far he can't eat... This time just a little too far. Just nipped the quick.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the bird's name?

He's white.. so "Whitey"

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the bird?

Family pet. 7-8 years old

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Bird Veterinary
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Bird Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Bird Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand you were trimming Whitey's beak and there is slight bleeding now. Is that correct?

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Bird Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Bird Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Thank you for confirming. There are a couple of ways to help stop a bleed from a beak or nail trim. The best is to use styptic powder, which can be purchased at a local pet store. If you do not have access to that then corn starch can also be used. It is a little messier and larger volumes are needed, but it typically works.

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Bird Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Bird Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

Please let me know if you have any other question. I am here to help. If you have no other questions, I would appreciate a positive review. You may leave up to 5 stars when ready. Your review helps connect Experts with other customers, so your input is highly appreciated.

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Please consider leaving a review. You may do so by clicking on 1-5 stars. This is the only way Experts are able to continue offering help to other customers. Thank you.

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Bird Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Bird Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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