HELP!! My baby pigeon is hurt, what to use for anti-bacterial?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BoiseBubba, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    My baby pigeon has a head injury, it's got a small gouge in the head, what do I use to disinfect it? What is safe to use? Hurry, it's running out of time......
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    crushed garlic
     
  3. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    how do I put it on? Strait or in cloth? any other ideas......
     
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I would crush the garlic over some sterilized gauze or thin clean towel. Make sure you catch the oils that come with it. Then hold it to the wound area or if possible, attach it with some VetRap.
     
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  5. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    I don't have garlic... any other ideas....PLEASE help me!! Hes gonna die if I don't get some help!!!
     
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    You should always have a medicine chest for cases like these. Here are some ideas. Any ONE of these - not a combination.

    put some honey on it - it has to be good honey - not the stuff most stores sell

    cayenne pepper

    oregano oil

    tea tree oil in some olive oil

    Neem-oil

    calendula ointment (or neosporin type ointment)

    hydrogen peroxide will clean the wound, but you don't want to use too much of it for too long, because it can damage tissue

    betadine

    sterile saline solution


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  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:If it's small like you said, I would let it heal on its own. Make sure it's clean and dry and it will be fine. But in the meantime, you can use the same stuff on them you would use on chickens.
     

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