On the 28th of November after going out of the house to run some errands, my family and I were horrified to find out that our quaker parrot, Kiwi, no longer had his beak.
We left home at around 8 in the evening and returned at around 10p.m. When we got home we noticed that Kiwi was still on his perch where we had let him. Kiwi was loose and while he was right where he had been before (with food and water) we noticed that his beak was gone and that he was bleeding excessively. Alarmed, my family and I searched around the house and found his broken beak by a door. We came to the conclusion that Kiwi had perhaps flown around the house and had accidentally bumped into something.
Kiwi is about a year and a half old and speaks English and Spanish and loves to do tricks and be around us. We are aware of how much pain he is in, due to most of his beak being broken off and his nerves and the soft skin of his beak being exposed. There are no animal hospitals near us who are open 24/7 and we're not even sure if the hospitals that are near us repair beaks.
We did some extensive research and found out that surgeries for repairing beaks can cost up to $1,000 and sadly, we do not have money for this emergency.
As of right now, Kiwi has only been curled up with his head bowed on top of his cage. He will not be able to eat, even with our help as his beak is extremely sensitive and it pains him to try to move it, and unless we are able to find him help soon, he may even die of bloos loss or hunger.
Even if you can not donate, if you knew of an avian vet or vet hospital in the Houston area that performed surgeries to repair broken beaks, we would appreciate being informed.
Any small donation would help us give Kiwi the emergency help he needs and would be greatly appreciated.