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fredsmomma

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
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My baby duck Fred ( 1week old) has got a terrible bruise/cut on his beak it has been getting worse. Is there anything I could do? Yes he eats and drinks but it looks like it's causing uncomforte. He has been in a hamster cage since he was 3 days old.
 

Ocegra

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 15, 2014
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Maybe he broke his beak some how. Maybe give him softer foods. I'm sorry I don't really know what to say. Maybe mix his food with milk or water to make almost liquidy. Or maybe smush him up a banana.i hope I helped. Nvm. Now that I see the photo. Maybe his beak got chipped.mwell, it probaly did maybe put petroleum or neosporn on it and make sure it doesn't get infected if it even can. I'm sorry I don't know what to say
 
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fredsmomma

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
54
1
41
Maybe he broke his beak some how. Maybe give him softer foods. I'm sorry I don't really know what to say. Maybe mix his food with milk or water to make almost liquidy. Or maybe smush him up a banana.i hope I helped. Nvm. Now that I see the photo. Maybe his beak got chipped.mwell, it probaly did maybe put petroleum or neosporn on it and make sure it doesn't get infected if it even can. I'm sorry I don't know what to say

Do I just but it on per say a cotton swab and gently spread around? do you have any tips on the best ways to make sure it does not get infected? Thank you so much for helping.
 

Speceider

Songster
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Apr 4, 2011
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Spread it on lightly and change his brooder.Looks like he is pushing his bill through the wires of the hamster cage trying to get out.

Clint
 

fredsmomma

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
54
1
41
Spread it on lightly and change his brooder.Looks like he is pushing his bill through the wires of the hamster cage trying to get out.

Clint

I put him into a pet taxi. He does not like the fact that he can't see out of it tho. Hopefully it will heal fast. Thank you for helping me.
 

Ocegra

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 15, 2014
67
3
33
Florida
Ok. Yes it defitnetly needs to be cleaned often. I'm not sure with what though. Maybe give it some antibiotics. If you can take it to a veterinarian and see if they can give you any special advice and prescript you some special creams for it. But for now Vaseline/petroleum jelly may be good. Also, yes use a cotton swab.i also think that speceider is right. He probalbly is trying to get out
 

fredsmomma

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 19, 2014
54
1
41
I put him into a pet taxi. He does not like the fact that he can't see out of it tho. Hopefully it will heal fast. Thank you for helping me.

How many times a day do you think I should apply it on his beak?
 

Ocegra

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 15, 2014
67
3
33
Florida
Maybe when it feels a little dry/cracked. I'm not really sure with this question. Just keep it clean somehow
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
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Jan 3, 2010
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I would apply antibiotic ointment three times a day, just wipe it on.

And I would get him to a vet - there may already be some infection in the tissue.

Is the bill warm to the touch, I mean warmer than normal?
 
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