Thank you for contacting JustAnswer with your questions. I'm sorry your parrot burned his foot.
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I'd like to ask you some questions so that I can provide the best advice possible
-Are there any obvious wounds on his feet?
-What is his name?
-I'm sorry? I am a veterinarian that is trying to give you assistance on what you can do yo help your birds feet.
-I am asking questions to help me better understand what your bird may need.
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-Did he land in melted hot wax?
-I am just trying to clarify the situation, so will be asking a few questions. It would be helpful if you can answer those so I can be sure I understand his condition fully.
-Did he land in melted hot wax?
-Do you know if his feet were completely covered by the wax?
-If you could send a picture, it would be helpful to determine the best care.
-I know it can be difficult, because animals do not cooperate well, but is there any way you can take picture of each foot with the toes spread so I can see the bottom well?
-The doesn't seem too bad right now, but burns can take a few days to really show how bad they will be.
-Make sure to clean her feet with warm, soapy water to get any remaining wax off.
-You can use a small amount of topical antibiotic, like Neosporin, on the blisters three times daily. Make sure it does not contain a topical pain reliever as this can be toxic to birds.
-If she is more painful, the wounds are open or she develops redness, swelling or discharge, she should see a veterinarian.
Do you have any questions?
-Not that one - see how it says pain relief...you want one that does not contain any pain reliever.
-Yes, dawn is okay to use. Just be sure to rinse it off completely.
I hope the information was helpful and your baby will feel better soon. Thank you for trusting JustAnswer with your questions. It was my pleasure to help you today. If you need further information regarding this question or need clarification on the recommendations, please let me know. I am happy to help.
-It is normal for them to be quieter than normal. If you are able to rouse him and he becomes active, I would just let him rest. If he is very lethargic, won't eat, or has worsening wounds, he should be rechecked immediately.
-I would not try to check his temperature, it is stressful. They also have a much higher temperature than mammals, so it is hard to determine if that means much when they are stressed and it is elevated.
-Lethargic basically means overly quiet or depressed, less responsive.
Are you able to wake him up and stimulate him to be more active?
-I'm sure. Is he fluffed up or droopy at all?
-A little fluffed or really poofy?
-If you feel that he is more than a little tired and that he is significantly fluffed up (which can mean they aren't feeling well), it would be best to have him examined as soon as possible.
-He is probably just stressed from the whole situation, but since I can not see him to examine him, it would be better safe than sorry.
-Yeah he seems pretty fluffed up - maybe more than just a little stress. He might be painful. Sadly, there is nothing over the counter that can be used to help with pain for birds.
I hope the information was helpful he will feel better soon. Thank you for trusting JustAnswer with your questions. It was my pleasure to help you today. If you need further information regarding this question or need clarification on the recommendations, please let me know. I am happy to help.
I hope his feet are feeling better today. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
-He would not get sick if you use a small amount twice a day and are certain it does not have any pain reliever.
-Antibiotic ointment for birds and people are the same.
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