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I would think it's pretty normal for them to fuss and pick at a scab. I know if I have a scab on my arm it doesn't stand a chance with my parrot. If it were me I would observe her for a few more days. She may let it continue to heal and begin using it again. Keep an eye on her that she doesn't begin to mutilate, like she did before. If she does, you'll have no choice but to get her the vet immediately. I hope she settles down and lets this heal.

Edit : Also, how long does this process of healing of an amputated leg lasts, in general?
I don't know. I hope someone else may have an idea.
 

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Hi, I looked at John's site and he has some amazing stuff and I am really torn on what to buy from him. Any suggestions?
 

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Hi, I looked at John's site and he has some amazing stuff and I am really torn on what to buy from him. Any suggestions?
You could speak with @JLcribber , explain your needs and ask what he recommends ;)
 

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Yes, I will do that, thanks for answering :)
:) How big is your credit card? :D You obviously must have at least one of everything. :hug8:

Only you would know what your bird likes or needs. :)
 

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I have noticed on Monday that she removed a little bit of the scab and then the next days she seemed not to pay attention to her leg. I was out for a walk this evening and when I came back home, it seems that she removed the entire scab. She doesn't want to use her leg at all. I don't know if it bothers her because it is sore or hurting. I do not know what to do. Observe her for a few more days and see if anything improves/worsens? I do not know what the vet could do for her except putting the collar again. I don't think that a bandage could solve anything since she will just remove it somehow and I clearly do not want to see her with a collar since it clearly bothered and irritated the skin around the neck.
I am just so tired. Everything seemed to be going just fine and now there is a setback.

Edit : Also, how long does this process of healing of an amputated leg lasts, in general?
This all pretty normal in the process of things. Whenever there is surgery on anyone, the third or fourth day after is probably the worst because of swelling and just general trauma to the area. It always feels worse before it gets better. This was major surgery. You can reasonably expect it to take a number of months before there is any real normalcy.
 

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@JLcribber I had suggested a platform that has a bowl in (or two if you were going to custom build it) to make eating and drinking easier. I posted this as an example of what I was trying to explain. I don´t know what size platform an alexandrine would need to be able to move around etc on.
 

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@JLcribber I had suggested a platform that has a bowl in (or two if you were going to custom build it) to make eating and drinking easier. I posted this as an example of what I was trying to explain. I don´t know what size platform an alexandrine would need to be able to move around etc on.
Ah yes. The cage mounted swimming pools. They go as fast as I make them. I make them any size from 4" bowls to 10" bowls. Platform can be any size if ordered.
 

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Hi, sorry for being inactive and thanks for still answering this thread :)
Sorry for not ordering the woodwork from John. I am still undecided about a few things.
Also, my grandpa cut this section of a walnut tree, which is quite thick and round. I was wondering if I could use it as a platform. I have already cleansed it with F10SCXD cleanser and disinfected it with F10SC.
I have searched about walnut toxicity, but some lists do have it on the safe list and other do not.
If it's not good, I'll just order the flat perch that will be restocked from northenparrots or I'll just make an order from John.

Edit : The walnut tree was from the countryside and was not sprayed with anything from my understanding.
 
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I think if there's any debate about safety, I wouldn't use the wood. There are alternatives that are definitely safe.
 

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Update : So, I know I haven't been active on here, I am sorry for that. About Yoko's foot and her general status.
Well, she still doesn't use her foot to walk, she keeps it behind the perch sometimes and most time hidden. The skin on her foot is also kind of red, almost irritated looking. She has this kind of reaction with it, like when she is bothered by it she will back away, even bend on the outside and then has the urge to chew on something like a maniac.
Also, I think it is tied with the leg problem, the fact that she started plucking her small chest feathers almost a week ago, and she even has a spot where you can see the skin.
I think that this might be the case where I started wondering if she still has heavy metal intoxication, which I think she does based on her behavior. I think I might have to buy another cage because she might have chewed on the bars and they might have not been safe.

So, I have an appointment at the vet on Tuesday to do some blood work for lead and zinc intoxication. I hope I am doing the right thing and not a mistake.

(I am trying to upload a video and it is taking too long, so I might post it later today or tomorrow.)
 

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So, I have an appointment at the vet on Tuesday to do some blood work for lead and zinc intoxication. I hope I am doing the right thing and not a mistake.
Thanks for updating Yoko's progress. It does sound like she's experiencing some discomfort. Let the vet know all your concerns regarding the appearance and carriage of her leg during your visit. He/She can advise and may also prescribe some pain meds. I'm hopeful she can be helped.

I think it's a good idea to recheck and see where her lead levels stand. Is this the new cage that you think is suspect for lead?

Please let us know how she does on Tuesday. Good luck!
 

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Thanks for updating Yoko's progress. It does sound like she's experiencing some discomfort. Let the vet know all your concerns regarding the appearance and carriage of her leg during your visit. He/She can advise and may also prescribe some pain meds. I'm hopeful she can be helped.

I think it's a good idea to recheck and see where her lead levels stand. Is this the new cage that you think is suspect for lead?

Please let us know how she does on Tuesday. Good luck!
Yes, it is the new cage, unfortunately.

I will let the vet know the condition of her leg and I will even try to show him the video that I took and am posting here too.

Thank you for the encouragement, I really hope it goes well.❤

(Here is the video in case someone wants to watch it : 20201015_210838.mp4 )
 
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