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Re: Parrotlet with mangled foot - Went to the Vet Long ago

Posted by Bird Owner on 4/08/08
(4) Comments

    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
    > it.