Abscesses on legs and wing


(Finland)


I would appreciate very much if you could provide the diagnosis (or the best possible guess) and regimen (instructions of treatment) based on the attached photos, as we live far away from the nearest avian veterinarian.

The bird is over 25 years old female Quaker Parrakeet
(Myiopsitta monachus monachus).

Those abscesses appeared this spring, first to her legs and now also to the right wing.

Her feathers became thinner a year, maybe two years, ago and since then she has not really flown. She eats normally, as always, but sleeps very much and when awake she rather stays still. Until now she has always been healthy and in good condition.

How does a bird express pain?

Attachment zPic.jpg:
Bird Six months before, normal legs
Left1-2 Left leg, details
Right1-4 Right leg, details
Wing Right wing, detail

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May 01, 2010
Note this
by: Peter

According to the first sentence of the comment by Tracie, either Tracie or Dr B or both, is/are sure that in this case the bird 'must be seen by an avian vet'.

Though, still missing:
How does a bird express pain?


Apr 28, 2010
sores on bird
by: Tracie

I am sorry, but Dr B does not attempt to diagnose or offer treatment suggestions for illnesses that must be seen by an avian vet. Attempting to treat something you "think" is wrong can cause more harm and even death to your bird.

Often times people try to treat what they "think" is wrong with their bird before finally taking the bird to a vet, by then the bird is either too ill to receive the actual treatment it needs or it has multiple things wrong from both the original problem along with problems the home treatment caused.

Please make the drive to get your bird the actual treatment it needs as determined by an in person examination and tests.

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