Thanks for your concern. I took her to the vet that very day.
She is alive and well now.
On 4/07/08, A Bird Owner wrote:
> 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