I have a lovebird who has been bleeding. . . I noticed it when I went to take him out of his cage for some medicine; there was blood on the perches and the bottom of his cage. The reason he needs medicine is because he got hair or something wrapped around his foot, so he has a swollen toe. . . one vet said he might need his toe amputated, the second gave us some silvadene cream for his toe, and some liquid medicine. . . The bleeding had stopped, but as he was walking on my shoulder about half an hour ago, I was getting specks of blood on my shirt. My mother can't take him to the vet's because we have company over, and we will be busy with more company tomorrow. My aunt is over, who is a vet, and she couldn't do anything. . . my cousin, who is also over, is a nurse and suggested kwik-stop, for when you cut the quick of a bird's toe. . . so we did that, but I'm afraid that he might bleed again. I think he had bitten his foot. I would love to include a picture so I can show you how it looks, so you understand me better, but my father is away, and he has the digital camera. The toe is swollen and black almost. . . One patch under his toe near his nail is white. The skin of his nail fell off, so it is bone, but I can't see the bone very well anymore... The vet said he would shed the rest of the skin on his toe. . . What can I do? I've been looking for a place for help, and this seemed like a good place.
We are moving on Friday and we are taking a car. . . it will be a 4 day trip. . . is there anything I should bring along incase it bleeds again?
He is also paranoid. . . He doesn't like being taken out of the cage, and he doesn't like other people handling him. This isn't like him, and my mum thinks it's because of the vet trips and the medicines he has to take.