9 week old indian ringneck foot problem

by nay
(australia)

Indian Ringneck foot problem

Indian Ringneck foot problem

hi my 9 week old baby ringneck started getting something wrong with its feet a couple weeks ago. we fed her at midday and i looked at her an hr later and one of her feet were swollen and completely out to the side, we thought it was broken and took her to the vet but they said there was no break, they gave us anti inflammotorys and they did nothing for her, then a week later we took her to another vet who put a splint on her leg, we went to my mums and an hr later the other leg was starting to swell and is now out to the side, she still climbs around the cage and sits on low perches but it is difficult for her, We then took her to another vet and they gave us stuff for gout, but she has been on it for 12 days and it hasnt done a thing, she has been hand reared on NeoCare rearing mix, she is also eating some seeds and fruit and vegies. Please help, the vets dont know what is wrong with her and i dont know what else to do.

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Dec 10, 2012
thans
by: Anonymous

thanks for the reply, one vet was an avian vet and he is the one that gave the anitbitics for gout, they pricked one of her feet and tested the fluid but couldnt find anything, they didnt say anything about checking bloods or anything.

Dec 10, 2012
9 week old indian ringneck foot problem
by: Linda

You keep saying "vets" and you didn't say they were Avian Vets. If you took your bird to a dog and cat vet, understand they know less than nothing about birds and have not given a correct diagnosis much less gotten to a workable treatment plan. This sounds like a kidney issue, and be assured your bird will die without proper diagnosis and treatment. Gout could be a possibility, but these people are guessing not actually testing.

Has either one of them done a complete blood survey which would be liver, thyroid kidney levels to see if there is a problem with one of them?

If not, your bird is in danger of dying very soon, so I recommend you find an Avian Vet in your area and get your bird there as quickly as is possible.

There is nothing anyone on the internet can do. The only people that can help you are avian vets.

Please let us know what avian vet has to say about this, and make sure blood testing is done for all the levels mentioned above, so they know where to start treatment.

The other possibility is poison being taken through the feet. The only way for that to occur would be for your bird to be sitting on perches that had some kind of bug spray on them. You would have already seen other signs of poisoning too like digestive upsets and central nervous system problems like seizures.

Let us know what you find out, and please find an avian vet in your driving area as they are the only vets licensed and trained in the care of birds.

Linda

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