Elderly nanday with swollen ankle, arthritis?
Okay so i just rescued an elderly nanday from an old couple that are having health problems of their own.
The bird is alert but walks funny, has a little trouble perching on dowel perches, and one of his ankles has a knot on the top of it. The toes on that same foot look a little off in their directions as well.
The knot isn't yellow, or bleeding, or oozing, or anything. And he is still very lively and eating and drinking like normal.
The man and woman said that it had been that way for a while and that he was just as old as them lol.
He was kept with 2 other conures i also took in and they have been living together for years and the other 2 are in perfect health.
I have dealt with arthritis in horses so this would be my best guess. What do you think?
If you're thinking the same, what are some home remedies and modifications to a normal lifestyle would you recommend? i want to make sure he is comfortable until the end.