African Congo Grey 13 years old Persistent infection under wings
by Will McKinley
I left my bird in the full time care of an Avian Clinic and a renown expert...for six months... I am sure she did her best, but my bird, Grace' is back with me with exactly the same symptoms, a recurring painful infection-like attack under each wing, the pain of which is giving the bird's psychology a hard time (when flapping for balance)and during the stay at the clinic she also developed painful arthritis in onbe leg then two ...which seems to be healed up now.
There has been this looming and recurring question of euthenasia. The bird exhibits much affection and vocalization and a good appetite, but is the same after six months of intensive experiments in-house clinic treatments. Any suggestions you might have would be much appreciated, I am at my wits' end. She shrieks if I try to pick her up or get her to step up - even after crossing the room to get me to pick her up.
The red sore areas undfer each wing have returned. I have no medication ior instruction from the vet expert. Is it indeed time to give up on the bird?