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Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
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Experience:  25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
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My bird bit its foot off during the night.

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My bird bit its foot off during the night.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Pat replied 2 years ago.
Greetings, I am Dr. Pat. I have worked with birds for many years. I will do my best to help you.
What kind of bird?
Is she kept outside?
If she was outside, this is common in raccoon predator attacks.
Did she have a band on the leg?
Could she have been caught in a toy?
Dos she have a cage mate?
Any rodents where she sleeps?
She really should get to a bird experienced vet IMMEDIATELY; or at least first thing tomorrow AM! Leave a message and just be there at the door.
DO NOT let her climb or use the stump if possible.
Move the bird to a box or carrier with soft towels in the bottom, no perch, and food and water in low bowls that can be reached easily. Put the whole thing on a heating pad on low or medium. Check it frequently, no overheating allowed! Keep the unit partially covered, warm and quiet. White paper towels or white cloth towels will show the true color of the droppings. Small animal/reptile boxes are great for this purpose. The bird, bowls and unit must be kept very clean. Here are some helpful links:
Her prognosis is quite good with antibiotics, pain control, care of the wound; however, if she did this herself, then the reason MUST be diagnosed. I still think this is a predator or traumatic injury.