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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My rio broke his leg yesterday. He is a little parrot. :/ I

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My rio broke his leg yesterday. He is a little parrot. :/
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: I looked. There's no wound
JA: What is the parrot's name and age?
Customer: His name is rio
Age around 1 month
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about rio?
Customer: He is still learning to fly. This happened while he flying. That's all
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site and I suspect that you don't have any where you live. Unfortunately, it's very difficult for me to assess injury from a distance. The type of injury will dictate what - if anything - needs to be done. If a long bone has fractured, I might tape splint the leg. Please see here for ideas: https://www.reference.com/pets-animals/fix-bird-s-broken-leg-89b58a0868f2b152

http://www.lbah.com/word/avian/fractured-bird-leg/

https://theiwrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Duerr_Splinting_Manual_2010.pdf

Can you upload a photo(s) of the affected area to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/