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I have a African grey and her middle claw nail got caught in
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,454 satisfied customers
My bird has what looks like a puncture wound in his foot
Hi - my bird has what looks like a puncture wound in his foot from a couple of days ago. It now looks like the wound is swollen, and almost like the front of his nail might be falling off. He is compl… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,454 satisfied customers
My love bird injured one of her toes it's as sliced open and
My love bird injured one of her toes it's as sliced open and began to heal but now is looking bud and black and swollen and she is now pecking at it I think it needs to be amputated … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,454 satisfied customers
Our 3 year old guinea male seems to have frostbite. He is
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,988 satisfied customers
Rooster can't walk right leg foot is curled under feels
rooster can't walk right leg foot is curled under feels arm.thought injured today left foot seems affected have isolated him to care for him … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
43,988 satisfied customers
Our bird hurt its nail and now the nail seems to be curved
Hi our bird hurt its nail and now the nail seems to be curved in and it's bleeding a bit. He can fly but he won't stand on that leg. What can we do? … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
5,158 satisfied customers
My rooster's toe is black, one third of the way down from the
My rooster's toe is black, one third of the way down from the nail. The healthy part of the toe is forming a healthy reaction zone. The bird is on antibiotic and wwrm betadine compress twice daily for… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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43,988 satisfied customers
One of my hens fell from the coop roof (approx 4 1/2 ft
Hi. One of my hens fell from the coop roof (approx 4 1/2 ft high) 10 days ago. She is still limping. She puts some weight on the foot. Can get around fairly well. Eats and drinks normally. Can still f… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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21,665 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a Dark Brahma rooster with bumblefoot on both
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My Pacific Parrotlet has a bumble on one foot, due to the foots
My Pacific Parrotlet has a bumble on one foot, due to the foot's having been bitten by another bird. I treated it as directed by a vet and the bumble seemed to be smaller for awhile after I did this, … read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
my cockatoo got caught in her rope swing last night and chewed
my cockatoo got caught in her rope swing last night and chewed one of her toes off ...she bled alot... I cant get to a vet.. I put peroxide on on her wound.. she is not bleeding anymore any advice? pl… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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My 2 y/o shut the closet door on our conure's foot (Kiwi was perched on top) and he slammed it shut. Kiwi is putting partial weight on it (maybe 10-15%). The skin on the bottom of his foot is sheared … read more
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Dr. Jo
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our amazon parrot appears to have injured his foot; there
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my chickens toe nail seems to have come completely off. Its
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Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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Dear Ms. Steel , I am very grateful for your answers regarding
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I am a small animal vet with limited avian knowledge. A friend
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My 7 month old peking duck has bumble foot. I noticed it initially
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

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Dr. Bruce

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249 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

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Dr. MD Stafford

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Fiona Steel

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224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

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