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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My ring neck parrot was at the bottom of his cage and my

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My ring neck parrot was at the bottom of his cage and my daughter's ***** ***** caught his wing and he has no feathers left on it and is bleeding what can I do.
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 18 days ago.

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Will this take much longer
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 18 days ago.

You need only lavage the raw and bleeding areas with an over the counter chlorhexidine solution such as Hibiclens in your local drug store which is safe if is always the case with birds such as Frankie. Once you've disinfected these areas in that manner, Frankie should be placed in a warm (85F) area that is darkened and unlikely to be disturbed in order to combat shock. You can warm up the area by shining a 100W bulb into his partially covered cage (not at night when he needs to sleep) or by taping a heating pad set on its lowest setting to the sides of his cage. Lavaging affected areas once daily for 5-7 days should suffice. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Have you got an answer for me. I've paid the 28 pound and would appreciate you getting back to me
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 18 days ago.

Please look above your last post for my response timestamped 3:29 PM (my time). Please let me know if you can't see it and I'll repost it for you.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
What do I do to stop him biting his injury, he has no feathers left the bone if the wing is exposed and bleeding
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 18 days ago.

He'll need the attention of an avian vet who can fit him with an Elizabethan collar. You can find such a vet here:

Please continue our conversation if you wish. Please see here for more in this regard:

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Do I get one question for £28
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 18 days ago.

No, we can speak as long as you wish without additional cost to you.