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Beak injury

My pgcc has a very small sore at the top of beak right along the cere. It is a very small "chunk" out of her beak/ a sore. No idea how it happened or wat could have caused it... It dont look infected but its been close to a week now and the area is starting to get a slight pink tinge... Is there anything I can use on it , I dont want to have to take her to vet unless I really need to but I was wonering if a tiny amount of neosporin or something would be safe....any suggestions?

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We have four conures. Tuco bit Remmy on the cere and a small chunk was missing. I used Bag Balm on it. All gone no infection! I hope that helps?
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Thanks. Not sure wat bag balm is??

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Bag balm is a salve that was developed for cow udders... for minor scrapes and cuts... good stuff I hear.
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I never used bag balm on birds, but I can tell you that you can get it at a farm store, if you have one in your area. Actually, I think some other types of stores sell it because some people use it on themselves.

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Hope this will have worked for you. Let us know how it all goes.
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Its clearing up a bit, still scabbed & a bit pink.... Not as concerned as I was about it but still watching it close

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When I got my baby gcc in June he was in QT in a smallish budgie cage while waiting for his flight to come... the cage was 16x20.. he spent a lot of time testing the bars by shoving his beak between the bars and pushing... ( he did manage to open the door less than 24 hours after being in the cage) this scraped the bottom of his cere up right along the beak line.. it was rough, irritated and raw looking... he only spent 3-4 days in this cage, but I felt so bad for him , when his flight cage came he stopped trying to escape and his cere healed up with no help from me... just kept an eye on it and did not treat it at all.
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You can use bacitraycin - get it at any pharmacy store. It's basically a non-steroidal antibacterial creme Just keep an eye on it



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