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bleeding beak help!

Benvolio had a shower today so it must be new but i just noticed while i was playing with him and he lifted his head up on his beak near his neck there is a patch of what looks like dried blood it's hard to examine because his neck feathers are in the way and he won't let me tilt his head back as far as i need to see it better I don't think it's broken are there other reasons why it might bleed? he is still just a young bird so i know his beak is going to be softer than an older bird but it's suck an odd spot I don't know how he would have hurt himself there.

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I'd get some Cayenne pepper on it and get them to a vet just to check it over. Still eating an everything?

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what does cayenne pepper do? and yeah he's acting normal

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I'm not entirely sure! I've used it before for various things as instructed by others on here and my birds heal faster and it definitely stops any bleeding

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hmm well it's not actively bleeding it's just what looks like dried blood i was just wondering if anyone knew what could cause that
he appears to be scratching the area with his foot

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Are you sure its not dried food? Like red pellets?

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It's hard to make a good recommendation without knowing more - but if there's no active bleeding, no sores or wounds near the area, and if he doesn't seem to be in pain i would just keep a close eye on him, it could be a new feather coming in that he rubbed the wrong way so it bled just a little, he could have pulled out a feather, it could be food, etc. Just keep a close eye, watch for any further bleeding, lethargy, make sure he's eating and drinking normally, etc



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Just for the record, Cayenne pepper stops bleeding and is a natural antispetic.
I hope he's ok.

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he's fine i didn't take him to the vet because he was eating drinking acting normal and the bleeding is not like fresh blood it looks like a i dunno scab? it's on the beak itself and the area looks a little dry I think it was just dry it's been really hot here does that happen? does it work like chapped lips and dry out in places? or does that sound like a more serious problem?

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Are you sure it is dried blood??? Some birds have skin under their beak near their throat... you could be mistaking that for blood but instead it is skin.


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