Woodie With Serious Wounds To Back
I had a young Woodie brought to me last night and it's been badly mauled.
It has virtually no skin across it's back and neck and it's crop has been ruptured by a possible puncture wound entering from behind.
It smelt very bad and I spent last night trying to clean out the contents of it's crop as it was full of seeds spilling out of the hole around it's shoulder.
The smell seemed to come from the crop and it was full of white stuff and had some massive nuts stuck in there.
The bird is very alert and lively but I don't know if I can save it due to the extent of it's injuries.
I luckily had a few Synulox left over from the last bird that went to Nooti so have started it on them. All I could do was clean and bathe the wounds and plucked as many feathers away from the worst parts.
Today it's still with me and alert so I had another go at cleaning it's crop out as nothing had gone through since last night.
I got some more very large nuts out again and it didn't seem to smell quite as bad so I think the smell is from the crop not the wounds.
I just tried to tube it some Kaytee to see if that went through but it split out of the side so I've cleaned the bird up and put it back to rest.
I'll post some pictures in the next post with a warning about their content as they're not pleasant for those who don't want to look.
Is there anything I can do for this poor little soul as I fear it will starve to death if I can't get any food through it and also is there any chance of the skin growing over the back. A vet would just euthanise it so if I can't help I'd have to consider that as I don't want it to suffer.
Any thoughts and help greatly appreciated.
ps. I'm afraid I'll only be able to pop back on and off occasionally tonight as I've got my daughter's 18th birthday party about to kick off in an hour, and am out a good chunk of tomorrow, so please don't think I'm ignoring any posts of help if I don't respond immediately.