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Can a Pionus have aspirin?

Hobart

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My MaxiPi got her foot shut in a door. She screamed, I screamed, my husband who accidentally shut the door with her on top of it cried. We were quite the household for a few minutes. The closet door has a large gap at the top so that really helped to avoid severe injury. It peeled a bit of skin off beside her toenail but there is no bleeding and she is able to use the toe/foot when she wants to.... in other words nothing seems to be broken or internally damaged. But I am sure that it is hurting and she is sitting with the foot up in her feathers and not wanting any interaction. (Not that a Pionus wants a lot of interaction anyway-- LOL). Can I dissolve a bit of aspirin in her water to try to help her toe feel better?
 

Toy

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I gave my macaw aspirin years ago for a leg injury. The avian vet told me how much to mix in water. I know it wasn't a lot, but I don't remember the dose. I'd contact an avian vet & ask them.
 

Dartman

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I don't think aspirin is safe for birds. There are other safe pain meds out there and I agree, check with a avian vet. Hopefully folks with real experience will jump in with safe alternatives if you can't get to the vet.
 

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As a human provider I just have :2cents: to add:

it’s been very well documented that due to the connective tissues surrounding feet and ankles (and depending on placement, hands/wrists too) manual manipulation should never be the deciding diagnostic of whether or not a fracture has occurred. Imaging is always indicated in cases such as these. A missed fracture can be at best unsightly in the future and at worst? deadly.
 

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My vet informed me that aspirin is not safe for birds as there have been no studies done and a safe dosage (if there is one) has not been determined. Try to get metacam for your bird. It is widely used with birds and safe dosages have bee determined.
 
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