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Re: Parrotlet with mangled foot - Help please

Posted by Rose on 3/31/08
(4) Comments

    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.