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KwikStop

Postby Kathleen » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:51 am

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I've heard that KwikStop can be painful to birds. Is it bad to use on nails and blood feathers? What other styptic poweders besides KwikStop do you recommend for stopping a parrot's bleeding?
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Re: KwikStop

Postby MandyG » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:17 pm

I used to use KwikStop for my dogs but a friend of mine (who is a vet tech) recommended using corn starch instead. I haven't had to use it yet, but she said that it works just as well as styptic powder but it's not caustic and doesn't cause any pain or stinging.
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Re: KwikStop

Postby pchela » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:11 pm

I would only use kwikstop on nails. It's burns on open wounds so it should never be applied to skin. Cornstarch is the way to go for that.
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Re: KwikStop

Postby Natacha » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:47 pm

I'd rather use cornstarch or even flour if I don't have cornstarch on hand than kwikstop.
Both have always worked.
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Re: KwikStop

Postby MandyG » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:58 pm

Natacha wrote:I'd rather use cornstarch or even flour if I don't have cornstarch on hand than kwikstop.
Both have always worked.


Do you prefer it because it works better? I haven't had to use it yet thankfully.
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Re: KwikStop

Postby triplebbirds » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:09 pm

I use flour. Didnt have corn starch available. And have flour in a small container that says "flour stops bleeding" its in the grooming bucket. I figure if ive got something that works why buy something extra.
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