All I can say is that you need to put yourself in this poor
injured birds place & see how you'd feel if your
parent/caregiver treated you like you are treating the bird. A
broken foot is nothing to mess around with human or bird. So
if you really care for this bird & her future, get her to an
Avian Vet immediately! Do you have any idea of the pain this
injury is causing this poor bird day in & day out ( that's why
she's biting you! )? Not to mention the pouring of hydrogen
peroxide & iodine on the wound? I don't know who you adopted
the bird from, but I'm sure they would be very PO'd if they
knew about this injury & the lack of vet care she's getting.
Surely your vet would be willing work out some sort of payment
plan for you enlight of such a horriable accident & the need
for professional care! Call his/her office today & tell them
about the accident & that the bird needs vet care ASAP!
>> 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