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Old 01-24-2020, 12:15 PM
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HELP open wound on lovebirds back

Iíve had this lovebird for about 6 years, heís never been bonded to another bird but gets plenty of attention from our big family. A few months ago I noticed an open wound on his back, I live in a very secluded area no bird vets and no one knows how to help, the wound doesnít seem to be getting better or worse.. what can I do to help him?
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Re: HELP open wound on lovebirds back

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I’ve had this lovebird for about 6 years, he’s never been bonded to another bird but gets plenty of attention from our big family. A few months ago I noticed an open wound on his back, I live in a very secluded area no bird vets and no one knows how to help, the wound doesn’t seem to be getting better or worse.. what can I do to help him?
Wow a few month ago that not good. Please get him to a CAV, if not one around a exotic vet ASAP!! I be surprised if that not a infection by now? We need to know location, maybe someone can help you located a vet? It going to be hard for someone to give medical advice as bird not in front of them and would have to run tests, you need to find a vet even if it means having drive, or find someone to take you to one 2 hours away to find one. His feathers don't look good as well. Do you give him a bowl to shower, or mist him?

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Re: HELP open wound on lovebirds back

Listing a general area that you are from helps in understanding what is likely available.

Most Large Animal (Farm) Vets also care for the Avian members on a Farm. Check if you have one near you.
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Re: HELP open wound on lovebirds back

That definitely looks ulcerated and infected. It may have started as plucking, self mutilation. But at this point it is painful to the bird and infected , so they won't leave it alone. Find a specialized avain vet, and make the drive. Many if us have to drive a few hours to a good avain vet.

Thanks for the good picture, that definitely helps figure things out.

This is painful for your bird, and it is beyond what we can help with.
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Re: HELP open wound on lovebirds back

Welcome, and agree with all of the above. The wound can likely be readily treated, just need an evaluation and diagnosis.
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Re: HELP open wound on lovebirds back

If you decide to look further for an avian vet...



Certified Avian Vets
https://abvp.com/animal-owners/find-an-abvp-specialist/
If none are near you...
Avian Veterinarians
http://www.aav.org/search/custom.asp?id=1803
In my opinion, any of the vets listed here should be better than a regular vet.
International contacts, too.
Or... sometimes I find a place to start just by Googling "avian veterinarian near ((your location))"
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