Whilst I was working today, my mum's boyfriend was doing the gardening when my duck jumped in front of him.
He accidentally hit her beak in between her nostrils and the wound started off the size of her nostrils. The beak covering was hanging off, exposing the skull and it had bled. I cleaned it with luke warm water and put a tiny dab of savlon on the wound.
She then itched her beak and made the wound about 50% bigger and it bled once again. I cleaned her beak with the warm water again. The beak covering is still attached but it don;t know whether to remove it because either way, there are infection risks.
She is acting like her normal self, happily quacking, no signs of lethargy, eating and drinking fine and preening okay.
Does anyone have any ideas in how I can help her OTHER THAN:
- Taking her to the vet (I will do this if it gets any worse)
- Regular cleaning (I know this already)
- Putting on a bandage (impossible)