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How do I stop the bleeding from a wing feather?

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I cut my bird's wing feather too short. It's bleeding a bit. What should I do to stop the bleeding?
asked Oct 23, 2013 in Bird Health by anonymous

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If a feather is cut too short, it can bleed profusely. Apply one of the following to staunch the blood flow: styptic powder, corn starch, corn flour or other flour. Apply liberally. There is a product called Kwik Stop which should be in any pet's first aid kit. It not only stops the bleeding, it contains a topical analgesic that relieves pain. I would take the bird to the vet for a checkup to make sure it will heal properly.
answered Oct 31, 2013 by (36,420 points)