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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2011, 09:38 AM Thread Starter


 
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panic mode!

So I put the tiels back in the aviary today.
They,re not tame so catching them is a problem.
I towel them.
When I'd finished I noticed Rimba had blood on her wings.
She broke a blood feather.
I ran in, got trusty bird emergency kit. ( cornflour, pliers,, etc)
I caught her again and dumped half a tub of cornflour on her, poor thing.
I couldn't work out which feather it was and she got away from me so havant pulled it.
She climbed up to a perch so I left her as I figured stressing her by catching her agsin would be stupid!
Anyway she's sat with the others. And has had A stretch and a shake and I cant see any blood drops on aviary floor.

Do you think I should try to pull it tomorrow or leave alone?

I'd put this on the tiel site but there are some panic mongers and I cant be doin with that!

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It's best to pull the feather, as if she hits it again now it will bleed again; blood feathers never really stop bleeding, they will just slowly ooze until they scab over and if she bumps it again it will bleed again. Give her some time to relax, catch her breath, calm down, and then take her out and see if you can pull it



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^ what Jenny said, I hope it's okay!

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Yeah I always have scabs hat keep pelling off and bleeding! I'd pull it!


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thanks guys. I'll try and catch her tomorrow pm.
that might make her bump it again.
Normally they pull them themselves in my experience!
she was eating this pm,
I'm worrying about them now as its raining quite hard.
they do have an indoor area but rarely use it.
I hope they're ok.
I'm such a worry wart!

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Birds really annoy me, especially birds of prey, when it comes to indoor and outdoor parts of their aviaries. Well, owls are definitely the worse. You leave some of it open (of course keeping all water and food bowls under the sheltered side to prevent wild bird droppings getting in it!) and some of it covered and what do they do? They sit out in the rain, snow and everything else getting absolutely drenched and they give you that really sad, miserable look and you're there like WELL YOU CAN FIGURE IT OUT! YOU DO IT!

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The tiels food is indoors to stop it going rotten.
They havant found it. Yet.
Gonna hand millet spray through the hole.
They do have a roof on their aviary.
They're just flying round in sheer exuberance this morning!
Its nice to see!

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