by Barry West
(Del Rio, TX. USA)
My 13 yr. old Blue-Gold Macaw has a large scratch under his left eye where I believe he scratched it with his toe. He is not tame because the elderly man I got him from did nothing except feed & water him. I'm trying to get him used to human contact, but it's taking time.
I try to put some Neo-sporin on his eye with a Q-Tip and all he does is bite. The scratch is oozing clear liquid, but no blood. It's a fight just to blanket him in a dark room to trim his toenails. Any suggestions on how to clear up the scratch? I know it has to bother him.