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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Parakeet 9+ purple swollen foot, Shea 9+, 9, not really

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Parakeet 9+ purple swollen foot
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the parakeet's name and age?
Customer: Shea 9+
JA: How old is shea?
Customer: 9
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about shea?
Customer: not really
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pet
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
still here
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Shea. The purple suggests bleeding within the foot as would be seen with a fractured bone. An avian vet (please see here: might apply a soft bandage and prescribe a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug such as meloxicam which you would administer directly into Shea's mouth one or twice daily. Healing of fractures is quite rapid in pet birds - often complete in as little as 3 weeks.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ok thanks
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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