On 3/25/08, Me wrote:
> The cause of the mangled foot is a long story. This is an
> adopted hypocalcemic breeding hen which I have been treating
> with calcium injections. She is about 3-4 yrs old...She is
> still a bit "loopy" and got herself in a tangle while out of
> the cage. The foot appears to be broken and somewhat
> mangled. The bleeding seems to have stopped. I doused the
> foot in peroxide, iodine, and also neosporin. I also gave
> her water and a bit of oil of oregano, then put her on clean
> paper towels in her nest box where her mate joined her for
> the night.
> My vet bills are currently maxed out with having gone down
> for two bird appointments. Do this girl have any hope of
> recovery? She bit me HARD while I was getting her cleaned
> up. I am hoping that keeping the mangled foot clean and
> disinfected as well as putting clean paper towels all over
> would be a solution. I saw a parrot at a sanctuary with NO
> FEET - bitten off in a neglectful home situation. This
> parrot was totally recovered and happy... I didn't even
> notice her missing feet.
> If anyone has any suggestions, please post or email, thank
> you. Tomorrow morning I will clean her up and handfeed her
> just to be sure she's getting some sustenance. When I put
> her to bed she still had food in her crop. Many thanks.
I don't see how you can treat this injury without an avian
vet. Contact your local humane society if you can't afford it.