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Bruised cere? Broken? Help! #37668 01/05/06 05:59 PM
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We recently went away for a few days, and had my in-laws, who have had plenty of parakeet experience, watch our parakeet. The problem is they let him fly around their condo, which wasn't a problem except that they live on a hilltop surrounded by woods and did NOT close their window shades, and he flew into the window HARD, twice! HELLO?!?!!! Obviously the parakeet was going to try and fly out through the window glass!!!! My father-in-law knocked on the wall to show me how hard he hit, and it was quite loud. He said that he seemed stunned, but OK.

Now our parakeet has something that looks like a raised reddish bruise on his cere, and I am sure it was from this accident, since he had nothing in his cere before we left. What can I do? Is there something I can put on it to help it heal? Anything I should look for to be sure this doesn't worsen? How do I treat this? Any advice at all would be appreciated (and FYI, my in-laws are NOT watching him again...).


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Re: Bruised cere? Broken? Help! #37669 01/05/06 07:14 PM
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Got to love in-laws. I know I already love my boyfriend's parents and can't wait until we get married so we spend even more time together! smile (only not)

I would recommend taking your bird to a vet. If it swells further it could restrict breathing, and if it gets infected that could really be a problem also. Since they are so small and have such fast metabolisms, an infection can do a lot of harm in a hurry. To find an avian vet in your area, go to http://aav.org/vet-lookup/

I recommend searching by state, as searching by city somehow eliminates even results that are close by in the same city. Call around to a few vets, as some charge a whole lot of money, just because avian vets are a little harder to find. A decent vet will charge between $30-45. Best of luck, and sorry that your in-laws are no good.

Re: Bruised cere? Broken? Help! #37670 01/05/06 08:45 PM
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you shouldn't waste your time asking on here asking I would go to a vet immediatly

Re: Bruised cere? Broken? Help! #37671 01/06/06 11:36 PM
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Go to a vet immediately, that sounds bad... I wish you the best of luck!


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