by irrene

My bird has a string wraped on 2 of his toes.And it's been on there for a while & one toe it's wraped around is turning black and geting smaller,&smaller. We were told even if we get it off(the string) he still might lose his toe.So I need to know what I can do to get it off some other site said something about puting a sock on his head then try(he's a really jumpy bird)but that was 4 a chicken and he's a cocktail.And he can't walk on that foot ethier i guess it hurts to much.Plz help

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Oct 14, 2010
by: Linda

This is a job for an Avian(bird) Vet, and you need to get your bird into see them quickly because he can also lose his foot from this.

Please find an Avian Vet in your area, make an appointment and let them take the string off. Why you have waited this long is my question, and regardless of your answer, only an Avian Vet can help you. Believe me that his foot could also rot and fall off and not just the toe, so do not wait any longer to get your bird the medical services required to take care of this.

Do not try to take this off yourself regardless of what someone told you because you may end up taking his toe off, and he will bleed to death.

Take bird to ONLY AN AVIAN VET as a dog and cat vet is not licensed or trained in how to care for birds and may kill your bird.


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