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Discussion in 'Quail' started by MelissaRose, May 23, 2019.
The contact solution is a brilliant idea.
Let us know how it goes... Now if you ever have another injury, you know what you should have in you medicine cabinet. Stock up and you'll be prepared!
Ok. I will use the iodine.
I have cotton balls so I will use those.
Thanks for all your help. And everyone else whose helped.
The quail is very alert and drank several sips of electrolytes with a little help. He(i think) needed a little help getting his beak into the water dish because he cant see out of that eye. I will let you know how it goes. I'm about to clean it with iodine and then put ointment on it.
This is the sterile saline that should be used for wounds on animals... Not to be confused with contact solution
Before I clean it I have one question. Does iodine sting?
I think we are more phased by how bad his head looks and he is not even aware! That is honestly a good thing! Once an animal starts to realize that they're wounded, they start to panic just like a human. I'm glad that he is really not phased by it! you are probably right that he is not able to get the water because he can't see out of that eye, but hopefully it'll all heal up amazingly and he will have one heck of a story to tell!
Iodine does not sting... Peroxide is the one that would sting. Iodine just feels like a liquid, I have used it on many open wounds on my dogs and none have had a reaction to it. when it dries it does feel kind of tight, but I'm not sure if a bird would even realize that part, I just realize it because I'm human.
The quail hated the iodine as soon as I started to put it one he started flapping and squirming.