by David Enrique Martinez
A couple of days ago, I woke to find that my Sun Conure's foot was trapped in a string that was on her hut. She had somehow managed to get it wrapped completely around her foot. I cut her loose and she seemed fine. I inspected the foot and found some swelling and a very small skin laceration where the string was wrapped (I assume from her pulling on it).
I waited a little while to see how she would progress. Currently, there is no discoloration, the foot is warm to the touch, the swelling has decreased, and she is able to pick things up with it as well as balance on it. There has been no change in her demeanor other than a slight limp (which I also noticed has been improving) However, I inspected the foot today, and there are skin abrasions on it. They look similar to a skinned knee.
Should I just wait and watch her to make sure there are no other symptoms, or is there any type of ointment that can be placed on it for healing?