Posted by Cheri on 8/23/06
On 8/23/06, Dave wrote:
> On 8/23/06, Cheri wrote:
>> My Quaker was bit by the female that caged with him,, she
>> bit him bad I have been taking care of it however he has
>> now decided to start eating his area around the bite...
>> does anyone know of anything to put on it to remove the
>> desire to pick at it? thanks
> If the condition worsens as far as the actual wound goes,
> you'll need to have it treated by an avian vet but the one
> thing you shouldn't do is use any type of medicine that
> contains any chemicals. A vet should be the one to name that
> type of item. Right now, you should go to Walmart or any
> pharmacy and pick up an item called Aloe Vera Gel. It's
> and makes a good salve on exterior wounds. It has no
> chemicals and if your bird should ingest it, it won't cause
> any internal problems. A little of this ointment on the
> and surrounding area every day will ease the itch of a wound
> that's healing. It's soothing and the skin will benefit from
> it. If the wound worsens, see a vet.
> The bottle on the right side is what you should get. Make
> sure the item says ONE HUNDRED PERCENT PURE-----Dave
>Thank you very much, I have been using Bag Balm...as a old
farmer freind always used that so I thought it would be ok..
I will go to walmart and get the Aloe,, I also unlike a good
bird owner just moved to Mt Vernon Skagit Co. and am looking
for a vet.
Thanks for your help and suggestions very much appreciated.