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Urgent Baby parakeet infected leg

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Fritzgerald16, 4/19/18.

  1. Fritzgerald16

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    Bean made it through the night and is still very peeved about the cone. He is ferociously eating but I have not seen him drink yet but I’m not too worried about it since he is eating so much lol.
    Besides being mad about the cone he actually seems more comfortable if that’s even possible. He is breathing better and seems way more spunky already.
     
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    It is quite probable that he feels less pain. From looking at his x-rays I would guess every little movement caused the bone fragments to rub together. That would cause a great deal of pain.
     
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    He very likely is feeling a lot better. Besides he has some good drugs on board.
     
  4. Just-passn-thru

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    Have you tried taking off the cone completely, he might not need it if he doesn't pick at his leg. Keep an eye out without it.
     
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  5. Fritzgerald16

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    I am very hesitant to take it off, he was picking at it before surgery and I’m afraid he would either go after the sutures or pick at the scab :confused: plus they have it on so well I’m afraid to get it off for fear of not getting back on!
     
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    Ok got it! :) nerve wracking for sure watching him struggle with it. Hope he heals up fast.
     
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    IMHO, it's best to leave the cone on. It's really not worth the risk. Even my vet had difficulties putting my boy's cone on as he kept struggling.
     
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    So wonderful to hear the surgery went well
     
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    :hug3: .For Bean.
     
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  11. Fritzgerald16

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    Bean is doing really well! I will get some pictures today of him perching on his one little leg :) the stinker got his cone off and will not keep it on anymore :arghh:
     
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    great news! happy to hear he is doing well!
     
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    I adore his name. So glad you found him and gave him a great home.
     
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    Try making a fleece collar that at least makes it harder for him to pick at his leg.

    Maiboch can't get out of those, and when injured her leg it was the only thing I could keep on her.
     
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    That's good news. Hopefully he won't pick, but that's pretty un-bird like. Can't wait to see how he's doing. Once he heals, I think he'll adjust quickly and be great.
     
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    I hope he is not picking on his leg' hopefully he won't ' probably less stressful for him now.
    :o:
     
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    Sorry guys I forgot to get pictures! So far Bean is doing fine without the cone on and is climbing like a crazy person, falls, and starts climbing again! Clearly he is feeling 100% better without that leg! I actually stopped giving his AM pain meds and he is tolerating daytime without pain meds really well.
     
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    :heart: You go, Bean! I'm so happy to hear he's still not picking his leg. He's such a good bird!
     
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    He is a very lucky bird. :heart:
     
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