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Well, what a morning. I was out all night so I got home and started doing my usual things for the birds like change water, food, ect and I noticed red stuff on the wall behind the cage. I look more into it and there was lots of it all over the wall splattered there. By then I was worrying and looked in the cage only to find more blood. Not my morning for sure. There is at lease 5 nice sized blobs of blood on the paper of the cage and 1 huge one. I'm not sure what bird it came from. I have three birds in mind that it could have happened from but they seem fine. Playing eating and singing their hearts out. There is blood on a perch as well.

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Really bad spot


Perch


About 5 of these drops on the paper


Bad picture but see all those little dots on the wall well thats blood. There are many more. I just grabed a quick picture
 

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That looks pretty bad :( I wonder what had happened, they could have had a fright or anything while you where out. I hope, which ever bird it came from, that they are ok :D
Thanks for sharing:)
 

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EEK! I'm glad they seem ok but that's alot of blood. You need to take them out one by one and give them a once over-check under their wings, bottom of feet, inside their beak and vent...Hope you find out what happened...
 

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Hmmm, i'm amazed that one of them could have been bleeding like that without it being obvious which one. I would have guessed it was someone's foot because of the perch...
 

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Next time if you don't find anything visual feel their feet. Their temp drops significantly when they lose alot of blood like that.
 

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glad there all ok, thats weird that there would be blood like that but no obvious signs of something wrong.
 

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Hmmm, i'm amazed that one of them could have been bleeding like that without it being obvious which one.
Maybe it wasn't just one of them. It could've been a combination of blood from two or all three. If that's the case, then whatever happened, one bird wouldn't have taken all the damage.
 

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Well, what a morning. I was out all night so I got home and started doing my usual things for the birds like change water, food, ect and I noticed red stuff on the wall behind the cage. I look more into it and there was lots of it all over the wall splattered there. By then I was worrying and looked in the cage only to find more blood. Not my morning for sure. There is at lease 5 nice sized blobs of blood on the paper of the cage and 1 huge one. I'm not sure what bird it came from. I have three birds in mind that it could have happened from but they seem fine. Playing eating and singing their hearts out. There is blood on a perch as well.
Did you ever figure this out?

From what I'm seeing in your pictures, it was probably one of your tiels. My bird did this every now and then, at 1st it was a few drops, then the last time it was pretty bad. I took him out of his cage as I saw it coming out of his butt. Now, I don't know what a "healthy butt" looks like, but mine looked like he had hemeroids.

I cleaned him up really good, he was fine after that. Had to be about 2 years ago.
 

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Did you ever figure this out?

From what I'm seeing in your pictures, it was probably one of your tiels. My bird did this every now and then, at 1st it was a few drops, then the last time it was pretty bad. I took him out of his cage as I saw it coming out of his butt. Now, I don't know what a "healthy butt" looks like, but mine looked like he had hemeroids.

I cleaned him up really good, he was fine after that. Had to be about 2 years ago.
wow:eek:... i would take that bird to a vet!

i have also heard things about tiels badly wounding a mouse who was unlucky enough to be caught by the tiels whilst scavenging for seed...
the mouse was on the side of the cage, and the tiels freaked out and one grabbed the mouses back leg through the cage while the other bit at its chest repeatedly.... so you never know what an animal will do in fear!
but yeah if you do discover blood coming from the vent, take the bird to a vet right away... many things, most of them life threatening, can cause this.... some bird illnesses can be incredibly dangerous for humans too... so that in itself is a very good reason to take it to a vet!
 

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Ive had budgies and tiels lose maybe more blood than that and theyve been ok, nevertheless of course I panicked. I think the tiniest of blood can go a longgggggggg way and look a whole lot worse than it actually is.
 

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wow:eek:... i would take that bird to a vet!

i have also heard things about tiels badly wounding a mouse who was unlucky enough to be caught by the tiels whilst scavenging for seed...
the mouse was on the side of the cage, and the tiels freaked out and one grabbed the mouses back leg through the cage while the other bit at its chest repeatedly.... so you never know what an animal will do in fear!
but yeah if you do discover blood coming from the vent, take the bird to a vet right away... many things, most of them life threatening, can cause this.... some bird illnesses can be incredibly dangerous for humans too... so that in itself is a very good reason to take it to a vet!
Funny you mention that. I did wonder at one time if that's what happened because we have had mice in the past. This one particular time I knew where it came from as I saw it dripping.

Not so easy to take him to a vet where I live. At one time I did use the vet that the breeder did but I didn't find him that knowledgable. My bird had beak problems, his beak was deformed. I don't know how it happened, one day his beak just grew like toe nails. The vet and another person cut it, he was so stressed out from the drive (over 30 minutes one way) that I decided to learn to clip it myself. He probably should have been put down years ago due to the beak but I couldn't bring myself to do that.

He actually passed yesterday at almost 14 years old. It's how I found this place as I was looking to see why a bird died like that, although I pretty much knew why.

I went to feed / water him yesterday morning & didn't see him. Figured he was on the millet holder since there was fresh millet. I saw him laying under the water dish.. it was really weird, like he moved the cob bedding, then laid down & went to sleep. He looked so peaceful. I don't think he fell as he would have landed different due to the way the cage is set up.

Anyway, I'm gonna miss the little boy. I'm disabled (bad back) Smokey kept me company during the day. He didn't talk much but was able to say hello Smokey & hello Sue (my name). He was very smart too. Knew how many buses went by during the day and which one had my daughter. He also knew when she was walking up the street and when I went out, he'd greet me as I backed the car in.

It's weird to say the least not having him here. Not sure if we will get another.
 
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