a serious problem with a leg and diarrhea
Koki's left leg
Hello, My female budgie has this problem with her leg as shown on the enclosed photo. Unfortunately, I was too late to discover this problem only yesterday when I took my budgie to a vet because of her diarrhea condition which seems to be improving for the last few days (I've been giving her medical coal and Indian tea and the prescribed antibiotic as of yesterday).
The budgie is still somewhat dehydrated although she eats and drinks normally (the appetite was never an issue). She also sings from time to time but not as nearly as often as usual because of her hurting leg which she cannot use properly. She can also fly and she's very eager to (along with other two budgies she's been living with, although she is separated from them now in her own department of their big cage). The other two budgies have no medical problems at all.
As for any other possible symptoms, the bird's feather and beak are just fine and everything else seems to be ok (she never vomits, for example).
Anyway, the vet I took the bird to is a vet for small animals, he's not an avian specialist vet and my trouble is that he prescribed an antibiotic to help against the bird's diarrhea and a gel (for the leg) but without taking any samples of the birds droppings or anything. Unfortunately there is no avian vet specialist in my area anywhere near (the nearest one is 200 miles away).
The vet has also said my budgie has a serious problem with this ankle of hers (this white boil-like thing seems to be progressing now onto her foot as well), but it is unknown how or when she got this and whether this is related to diarrhea (as a cause or effect). The only thing worth noting is that both problems appeared at approximately the same time (the bird was always healthy prior to this and she's approx 4 years old).
Please provide some answers to what may be the problem (as shown on the photo) as well as what would be the best way to cure it, because I really cannot find a reference to anything similar on the net.
Thank you in advance,