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Urgent Broken Toe?

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by EarthToEcho, 10/31/17.

  1. Lady Jane

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    Please update us on your bird. Thanks
     
  2. EarthToEcho

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    It’s not that I haven’t made an appointment, and this thread wasn’t created to be instead of a vet appointmet, I just wanted suggestions to make him more comfortable. The earliest appointment I could get is next week. If I could’ve, I would’ve had him at the vet the second after I noticed his injury, but it doesn’t work like that
     
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    Vet appointment is for next week, though they’re going to call me if they get an opening for sooner.
    Other than his limping, his acting like normal! Eating well, drinking well, and still active. Poops are good too. He’s just woken up for the day and is preening currently. He has a little trouble getting around his cage, but not too much
     
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    Are you able to swap out perches for flatter ones? When Rupert had wounds on his feet, I kept only platforms and thick rope perches. I also created a false bottom in his cage to limit him from being able to hurt himself. I think I have a picture of it still.

    Do you have a travel cage? Absolutely do NOT leave him to fend for himself. Birds will go downhill faster than most animals. Be prepared to take him with you. Bring supplies as well.
     
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    I moved all of his perches to be more accessible. The false bottom is made of a large piece of cardboard. I poked one hole in each corner and used zip ties to anchor it in to position. Paper towel goes on top. After about a week, he did chew the cardboard...but it helped restrict his movement and he was able to sit on the bottom when he got tired of perching.
     
  6. EarthToEcho

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    Just wanted to update everyone since you all were so helpful! The new vet I went to was AMAZING. I really love them and will be taking Medoh there from now on! It turns out his foot was slightly dislocated. I was informed this couldve been cause by an improper band size (if he had managed to get his foot stuck) so he is now a naked bird with no band! I got him microchipped, so I would always have a way to say that he's mine, and he took it like a champ! He's already using his foot a lot more and is in a great mood!
    Again thank you all for your help!!
     
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    Thanks for the update. Great that you had an excellent experience with the vet and that Medoh is doing better.
     
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    Wonderful update!
     
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    Great news, he'll keep using it more as it stops hurting and he realizes it works again. Like I said Beeper kept her foot balled up while it hurt her and when it was starting to heal and not hurt as much she started using it to scratch and hop around till she adapted to the issues with it and did as she pleased with both feet.
     
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