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« on: January 29, 2016, 05:13:49 PM »

I've just come home and noticed Harry has a cut on the side of his beak. He seems really shaken but it's not bleeding, the little bit of blood is dry. I can't see anything that could have caused this. It doesn't look serious does it?


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Re: Help
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 05:26:22 PM »

Anyone?


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Re: Help
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 05:43:12 PM »

He's settling down now. Started whilsting etc but I'm still worried


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Re: Help
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 05:43:18 PM »

I can't see what you mean on the picture but they can often bump themselves, probably just that but keep an eye on him
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Re: Help
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 05:45:05 PM »

If you look at the picture on at the bottom his beak he's got a cut. You might have to zoom in slightly


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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 06:05:14 PM »

I'm with Kaz difficult to see, so not seeing suggests minor.

These type of injuries are my thing. Closer to the face more nerve endings. Bleeding is the general concern then secondary infection. I always clean up with F10. Over the years I've seen some bad ones, if it's impacted or raw then I get concerned.

Soz can't remember where you are. If you do have access to a vet a quick reassurance might not go a miss. Yet I've seen some pretty open ones that are shrugged off. I've been sent home with nothing after a dose then also had pain relief/anti inflammatory and antibiotics.

Having seen a few I tend to keep an eye on weight making sure they're themselves. I do have time on my hands as an owner so am acutely aware what's normal.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 06:19:16 PM »

I'm in London. I don't know many avian vets around here. I took my last African grey who was just a baby to the bet because he was having breathing difficulties. The vet said its nothing to worry about but gave me some medicine to feed him every day. A few days later I found that he had passed away and I could see the medicine coming out of his mouth. Ever since then I've kind of lost my trust in vets


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Re: Help
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 06:22:22 PM »




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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2016, 10:24:29 PM »

Was it an avian vet you went to with your last grey? Parrots really need specialist care which most regular vets are unable to provide.

Could he have gotten caught on a toy or an open D link? check cage for any sharp bits that he may have caught it on.

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2016, 11:01:25 PM »

I'm with Lynn building a relationship with a vet benefits both of you. Sorry to hear of your prior experience. Did you track the cause down.

This has some London ones can't really recommend any but the page is from a retired avian vet.
 http://alanjonesbirdvet.yolasite.com/alternative-avian-vets.php

It looks tender but they are resilient birds. Can't really tell, that looks behind the beak. I'd of cleaned it if I could, stress time etc dictates. I'd get it looked at. Would of thought not a real emergency I'd be looking for a Mon/Tue appointment. I've texted pictures to my vet in the past.

Think finding a good vet is about the relationship with the vet. I've tried 3 before settling on one and do travel to see him.
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Re: Help
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2016, 10:42:20 AM »

Was it an actual avian vet you went to? If it was i think you were just so unlucky, if it wasn't an avian, i cant stress how important it is, normal vets don't understand birds, you will at some point need to go to a vet so you must start to find a good one.

I personally think that cut looks like he might have scratched himself on the bars or a toy or something, but do keep a check and get him to the vets if it looks like its getting any worse at all


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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2016, 11:50:31 AM »

Thanks guys for the messages really appreciate it. I don't think the last very was an avian (my stupidity). But I will look into finding a good one. I've looked at all his d links and everything in the cage everything's fine. I think it may have been when he was chewing on his wood toys. I woke up this morning and he's completely normal, I've checked to see if he's eating and drinking and everything's fine. I'm so relieved


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Re: Help
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2016, 11:58:49 AM »

Yeah they worry us don't they! But please do start to research for a vet, in all honesty it's good to get an annual health check, so it'd be useful to find one :)
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Re: Help
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2016, 08:06:40 PM »

Hi

What part of London are you from I'm originally from dagenham outside of london of course,

But the vets below are from the parrot society. Hopefully one of them is near to you, let us know how you get on with finding an avian vet.

R.E.Gardner,Veterinary Surgeons
655 High Road
Leyton
E10 6RA
Tel: 0208 539 3538
Fax: 020 8556 6261
Website: http://www.midlandvetsurgery.co.uk/
W.H.Wildgoose, MRCVS, and B.Stenson, MRCVS

Chris Hall, MRCVS
15 Templesheen Road
Sheen
London
SW14 7PY
Tel: 020 8876 9696
Email: cjhallveternary@tiscali.co.uk

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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2016, 11:36:24 PM »

my vet is one Tony has linked

Chris Hall, MRCVS
15 Templesheen Road
Sheen
London
SW14 7PY
Tel: 020 8876 9696
Email: cjhallveternary@tiscali.co.uk

albeit dont think Chris Hall practices anymore, the guy I normally see is Allan Muir, he's very good.
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Re: Help
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2016, 08:51:56 PM »

Sorry I've only just seen this, poor Harry, it looks like he took some skin off there, good to hear he is back to normal now, they do worry us at times   :nono:

Sorry to hear of your last grey  :cheekkiss:

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