Seek immediate emergency care if your bird is bleeding or has suffered physical injuries or broken bones. To temporarily stop the bleeding, apply septic (Kwik-Stop) powder or corn starch to the injury.
If your pet is in severe distress or their condition hasn't improved in 24 hours, make them comfortable and fly down to our animal hospital right away. Don't debate over whether your bird needs emergency care. Instead, be proactive and obtain the necessary care all winged pets deserve.
Birds are incredibly susceptible to airborne illnesses and require a sanitary environment to get well. We take special care to provide the most sterile environment possible. At home, you need to ensure the cage is immaculate, food and water are regularly changed, and there is no other bird in the cage. A hospital cage is the ideal environment for nursing your bird back to health because you can control the temperature. If you don't have that type of cage, at least have a spare clean enclosure that is unoccupied on hand in case of an emergency.