On 10/15/06, Toby's Mom wrote:
Her perches are all wood. nothing like nail trimmers...I've even
sterilzed them every day..Just with hot water..The only time she
seems content is when Im holding her...I've held her for 3 hours
next to my chest...and I could still feel her feet twitch...But she
was not biting them while I was holding her..I can't keep holding
her like she likes me too. I have to go to work tomorrow...I've
been off work attending to her....Im going to call the vets
tomorrow. And ask him to please check into something else for
her...If he says there is nothing more. I will ask him to put her
down..It upsets me to see her suffering like she is....You can see
that she is miserable...Thank you Toby for your suggestion
Also, I'd make sure she has the most comfortable perches
> possible ... no concrete nail trimmer type perches.
> Hope she's feeling better soon.
> On 10/15/06, Summer wrote:
>> Yes, my vet us an avian. I've been going to this vet for many
>> of years. He also treats my dogs.
>> I question the vet when he told me to apply this ointment to
>> her feet twice a day.He said it would be ok for her. and that
>> must apply a very thin layer.
>> It's very stressful to watch her suffer like that...She's
>> eating and some times she has some good moments that she's not
>> biting them...This makes me think she's getting better...But
>> when I think that.She goes right back to biting them. and she
>> does not stay still. she lands on the bottom of her cage.
>> Tomorrow. ( 10-16 ) will be one week that she has been like
>> Thank You Cheryl...I will be one happy person when she gets to
>> feeling better
>> On 10/15/06, Cheryl wrote:
>>> Like I said, I had her for 16
>>>> years and she has never been sick like this....Thank you!
>>> I have not had this type of experience, but I jut wanted to
>>> send my thoughts to you and your bird and the hope that he
>>> feels better soon!
>>> One thought...Is your vet and Avian vet? I am not sure about
>>> putting anything with medication of any sort onto the feet
>>> topically, as when the bird "picks" it could be ingested.
>>> Maybe there is something natural with heeling properties that
>>> could be used instead? I'd maybe seek another opinion?
>>> Just a thought. Good luck, and let us know how it's going.