Vent pecking and chewing is cause to worry and warrants consultation with an avian veterinarian, especially when the preening gland or cloaca is damaged. A thick tube collar or a stiff plastic collar offers the best protection for your pet.
✔ Do not remove the collar until the 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 the bird warm.