I woke up to this on the bottom of the cage today!bloodThere was also blood on the perches and splattered on the wall. It looked like a crime scene! I checked all the budgies and it turned out it was Alfie. He had a bloody foot.toeI had to clean him up a little to find out exactly what was going on. Which started the bleeding again. Turns out he had broken a toenail.kwikI applied styptic powder  on his toe to stop the bleeding. Always good to have on hand! Budgies can’t afford to lose a lot of blood, and can bleed out quickly. Cornstarch (or flour, in a pinch) can also be used to stop bleeding from a broken toenail or blood feather. If the bleeding doesn’t stop – take your budgie to the vet quickly.

The bleeding soon stopped and I put the divider in the cage so Alfie could have some quiet time to recover. bellNot that he needed it. He ate his fill of millet (a treat for being such a good patient) and then started playing with his beloved bell. What a little clown.