Predator attacked my bird..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rubycal, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. rubycal

    rubycal Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a mink or weasel attack the birds. Three were killed and one was left very wounded. There is blood all around her head and she sits with her head hanging down. She has tried to stand up a few times, then sits back down. I have her in a box on her own and have offered her water. She doesn't drink, when I put her beak into it, but may be swallowing what gets in there. I really do believe she will die, but would it be best to put her out of her suffering? If so what is the best, most humane way to do so. thanks I will listen to whatever suggestions people have, I would like her to live but need to be realistic.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If it happened recently then she is probably in shock. Shock can kill birds very easily..even more than the injury.If you don't think she is suffering and you want to try.... Clean her up....put neosporin on her wounds.....keep her warm....put her in a dark area and let her rest. If she will not drink, mix half water and half poultry vitamin like poultry nutri drench, and inject some under loose skin on her shoulder until it makes a good sized lump under the skin. This may give her some energy. You can mix some sugar water or gatoraid and dip her beak in that..try lightly rubbing the back of her neck to endure swallowing.
     
  3. rubycal

    rubycal Out Of The Brooder

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    I managed to get her to drink some gatorade, by dipping her beak in it. She has a floppy head thing going on, like she can't hold it up for more than a couple seconds. I think I'll try to get her to drink during the night and if she's not any better by morning I'll try injecting her with the vitamins that were suggested in the previous post. If no better then I think she needs put out of her misery. Does this sound right? I'm very curious about this floppy head thing? Anyone?
     

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