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Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  Associate Veterinarian at El Camino Veterinary Hospital
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We have a 9 year old rooster. We have to trim his beak

Customer Question

JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: 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.
JA: 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?
Customer: He's white.. so "Whitey"
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the bird?
Customer: Family pet. 7-8 years old
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Scott Perry replied 1 month ago.

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?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Scott Perry replied 1 month 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.

Expert:  Scott Perry replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Scott Perry replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Scott Perry replied 1 month ago.

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