possible broken toe (caique)
My macaw escaped out of his cage at night and climbed onto my caique cage and bit my caique's toe while he was hanging onto the cage bars! Can a toe be set (like a cast on humans)? It scraped a little skin off of the caiques toe and the toe is swollen, but is not bleeding. It is possible it could be broken.
My caique (Leonard) does not want to put weight on that foot, but, still picks up food with the foot to eat. I put neosporin on it and made an appointment with my avian vet....just in case. It does not feel warm or cold (normal). But, I don't want it to get infected. I would rather not give anitbiotics unless absolutely necessary.
I have given Baytril recommended by my vet in the past for other inquires. I would rather be "safe that sorry". I tend to panic if anything happens to any of my avian buddies! I think the injury bothers "me" more than it does Leonard (my caique)! He is a bird I rescued.....they all mean the world to me.