Parrot tail and vent chewing is cause to worry and warrants consultation with an avian veterinarian. These injuries are prone to infection. A traditional collar may rub on the wound. A thick tube collar or a stiff plastic collar is best to protect your pet. When first introducing your bird to a collar, please consider the following:
- ✔ Vent chewing turns compulsive so restricting the behavior is imperative. Do not remove collar until wound is completely healed.
- ✔ Combine a restrictive tube collar with pain medications and infection control in cooperation with your avian vet. Inspect wounds daily.
- ✔ Consider a hospital cage for birds with deep, open wounds. Assist your parrot in eating and drinking, as needed. Lower perches and offer clean perches daily to prevent injury and infection. Keep bird warm.