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My sister's crow, who she's had in her house for 12 years, somehow injured his foot. She hasn't cut his nails, and I think maybe they got caught on the perch or something. He can't stand on it. It's been a few days - because she's been afraid to take him to a vet - but now he's stopped eating. She has a 4:00 appt tomorrow. What can we expect?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your sister's bird bleeding a lot?

No.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Phew. What is the bird's name?

I'm going to forward this site and your answers to her in hopes she'll talk to you directly. She's pretty shaken up.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about I'm?

I don't know....like what? And can they set it? Will they give him something for pain if they do?

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