I have stopped all bleeding with cornstarch but do I need to go to the vet or do I just wait and see if it heals right? I just barely hit the vein enough for it to bleed and I am worried about infection! she is a peach faced lovie and is still being active an talkative but will hold her foot to her body because it probably still hurts but how to I tell if its infected or should I just schedule a vet appointment now? I really don't want to spend the money on a vet, but I will do what is necessary.
Hey! As long as you stopped the bleeding your Lovie should be fine. Just keep an eye on the toenail and make sure you keep her cage/perches nice and clean.
No Vet visit needed unless it actually gets infected.
Signs of infection are redness, discharge, swelling, and excess heat (if her toe feeling warmer than her other toes)