Front Leg Sores at Ankle Bend

by Dawn Spaulding
(Phoenix, Arizona)

Sores on legs of parrot

Sores on legs of parrot

My IRN has developed sores in the same spot on both legs where the leg joint to the foot is on the front of the legs. they seem to attempt to heal at night only to reopen in the am when she moves and stretches making the sore a bit bigger each time. I have been applying coconut oil as of this am. what should I do to promote healing and stop the re opening?

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May 09, 2015
Bird with sores on legs
by: The Avian Vet

DO NOT APPLY OIL TO YOUR BIRD!

This sounds like a dermatitis. He needs to see an avian veterinarian as soon as possible.

Dr B

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Apr 27, 2015
Bird with sores on legs
by: Tracie

Dr B will eventually answer this, but sometimes it is a long time before he does. I suggest you take your bird to an avian vet, because Dr B will not be able to prescribe treatment here anyway.

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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