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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Raenh, Jun 23, 2019.
Oh no! How did that happen?
Oh my! I’d take him to an emergency vet! So sorry!
I am amazed at the wounds that birds recover from; keep the faith. Rinse the wound with fresh water so you can get a good look at the damage. Now that you can see the damage, daub hydrogen peroxide onto the wound to 'boil out' foreign matter. Hydrogen peroxide is caustic and can kill living tissue, so you'll only use it this one time while the wound is fresh. Rinse with plain water again, to remove excess hydrogen peroxide and now spray the wound with blu-kote (a tinted antiseptic spray for birds, camouflages bloody wounds while doing what antiseptics do.) What attacked your bird? If it was a cat, then you need to get your bird on antibiotics pronto. Cats razor sharp talons and needle sharp teeth can deeply embed bacteria into a wound and infection from cat scratches and bites can set in within 12 hours and be hard to treat once infected. Ducks are particularly susceptible to infection from cats, so if you even suspect that is the source of the attack, then antibiotics are called for.
I would try trimming some of the feathers away from the wound. Make sure to look for other injuries or wounds. Do you know how this happened?
I washed out with water and peroxide. Then put triple antibiotic on gauze and wrapped it. She has pooped, drank some water, no bare warning and shes able to stretch both wings...
Looks like you’ve doctored her well! I hope she heals quickly!
She got out of the enclosure again, and I think Skye tried to herd her back into it because had she wanted to kill her, she would have. It looks like she just grabbed her feathers and ripped them out, not that she bit her.
I’m assuming Skye is a dog?