How To Pull a Blood Feather

Bird feathers are created from blood feathers, which are found in the wings and tail.When a bird starts to lose its feathers, it’s normal for them to grow faster.Birds that are active can become broken and cause pain.Since these feathers still have veins, it is important to pull them as soon as possible after they break.If you are not comfortable with the procedure, take your bird to a vet.

Step 1: Put your hand in a towel and hold your bird.

To keep your bird from moving, hold it firmly, but not tight.Keep its head between your fingers.The towel should cover all of your fingers so that the bird can’t bite you.

Step 2: To access the blood feather, extend your bird’s wing or tail.

It’s important to remove a blood feather from the wing.While holding the bird with your non-dominant hand, use your dominant hand to move the towel and expose the wing.Use the index finger and thumb of your dominant hand to extend its wing.A friend should hold the extended wing.It is more difficult to open it with the thumb of your non-dominant hand.

Step 3: There are blood feathers that need to be removed.

If there is damage to the blood feather, it needs to be removed.The mature blood feather can be saved if it has emerged more than half of its shaft.It should be removed immediately if it is experiencing significant bleeding.If the bleeding is minimal and the feather is mature enough, apply a small amount of clay paste, white paper glue, or cornstarch to the wounded area.

Step 4: There is a spot where the feather extends from the wing.

You need to apply pressure to the location on the wing of the feather before pulling it.There is a bumpy spot on the skin.There is a bumpy spot in the bird’s body.

Step 5: The blood feather has a stem.

The stem extends from the wing.After locating it, grab it with a needle nose pliers.Make sure they are in line with the direction of the feather’s growth.Tweezers are useless for pulling feathers.The stem should be firmly griped as close to the skin as possible.

Step 6: The blood feather needs to be pulled out quickly.

The feather shaft should be gripped firmly with your forceps.Use your fingers to apply pressure to the skin at the base of the feather.Pull the shaft out with one quick motion.If you’re unsure of how much pressure to use, pull a birdcage across a table with one finger.The feather should never be parallel to the forceps.Don’t be afraid to pull!You can cause bleeding if you don’t remove the feather quickly.Pulling slowly will cause more pain and damage the feather.

Step 7: If the feather and tip of the bird are not completely removed, take it to the vet.

The feather should be removed from the skin completely.Take your bird to the vet if you notice that the feather broke.

Step 8: The bleeding should be stopped by applying moderate and direct pressure to the follicle site.

There is a small amount of bleeding after the feather is removed.Apply flour, stopping powder, cornstarch, a bar of soap, or coagulant, just enough to cover the site of the wound, to a sterile gauze pad and press it against the skin.The bleeding should stop after 1 minute if you remove it.If not, go to an animal doctor.Pack your coagulant away from the hair follicle.Stop powder can be purchased from pet stores, veterinarians, and online suppliers.Silver nitrate sticks can cause poisoning.

Step 9: If the wound is bleeding, check it out in 30 minutes.

All bleeding should have stopped after 30 minutes.If the wound is still bleeding, apply more coagulant and head to the vet.Weakness is a sign of excessive blood loss.Your bird may die if the wound continues to bleed.