I have a male guinea who has a toenail that won't stop bleeding.
One of my male guineas somehow broke part of his toenail off. We separated him from the other birds when we discovered this. I cleaned off the blood / and toe and toenail with hydrogen peroxide. I held steady pressure with gauze around the bleeding toenail two times for many minutes each time and the bleeding won't stop.
I tried using the super glue and baking soda trick I saw
--- put super glue on the bleeding part and get baking soda all over it to "cure" the glue.
I have done this and the bird just wiped the powder off. My Dad tried it twice and the same thing happened. Big Boy (the guinea) keeps lifting his foot to his breast rubbing it on his feathers.... the toenail is bleeding so he is making his chest all bloody.
Do you have any method I can try to stop the bleeding? I don't have any bird meds on hand but if you tell me what I should look for I will go get it! Is Gentian Violet Spray something I should look at getting?
I am going to try to take a photo so you can see what is going on! I posted a post similar to this on the guinea sub forum but was not sure I would get a quick enough response hence why I am posting here.
Big Boy did eat some millet out of my Dad's hands and he did drink a few drops from my Dad's hand. He has eaten some grass from my hands and is picking at his food on the floor of his cage. He is separate from all birds so we can get him to rest / heal and be less stressed (if that is even possible for a guinea.... as they usually hate being alone but he is tolerating at the moment.)
Edited by Gwynny7 - 4/17/16 at 3:01pm