bumble foot

by skye

My quail, snowy cut its foot on day on a rock and it caused a lump to grow on her foot. I predicted this happened because of bacteria on the rock so we searched it up and it said Bumble foot,a good pet care website said you can do a surgery on it at home.

So my mum looked at the video and learnt how to do it. When we did the surgery it look better however i am still worried about her because her foot is abnormal and its still got a lump on it. Just now she was limping.she dosent look like she is in pain but i want to help her. What should I do?

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Jan 12, 2014
by: Alex

What were you thinking?!

NEVER attempt "surgery" on a bird. You are not qualified and could cause serious damage, complications and pain.

Get the bird to an avian vet ASAP to check you have not harmed the bird too bad.

The bird would have been in extreme pain when you decided to recklessly endanger this bird life. I am surprised the bird did not die from extreme pain or extreme stress.

Your bird may still die.

If the bird survives, the vet needs to check the foot to diagnose and treat the lump properly, and to check the bird over for stress.

I am sorry about that rant, but I cannot understand why you even considered it!

Jan 11, 2014
Bird needs an avian vet
by: Tracie

A "good site" would NOT suggest surgery at home, when nothing has been diagnosed, where the bird could bleed to death or die of an infection.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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