treatment of abscess in my parrots foot and what are its causes ?

by Waleedmsk
(misr gidida, Cairo, Egypt)

My african grey parrot has recently developed an abscess in one of his toes , I tried to prick the pus gently and he very politely removed my finger by his beak away from the swelling . I suddenly pricked the swelling and bloody pus came after hearing its scream then I applied fucidin cream (topical anti-biotic)after cleaning its foot from the pus with an anti-septic and it seemed to be very painful for him ..... He generally looks healthy , playfull when left on his own , has good appetite , whistles and screeches in the morning as he used to ,could the abscess be a manifestation of decreased immunity or a sign of general ill health even when you do not notice any warning signs of general ill health ?

yours; Waleed MSK.

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Feb 06, 2011
treatment of abscess in my parrots foot and what are its causes ?
by: Linda

The message here is unless you are a licensed and trained Avian Vet, do not treat your bird at home. You do not know what you are doing and have made this worse by what you've done already. Your bird is sick and sick birds have to be taken to an Avian Vet in your driving area. If it's an hour away, then you have to drive an hour.

Sick birds, like sick people have to be seen by doctors when they are sick or injured. Your bird could die from infection here if you do not get him to Avian Vet for diagnosis and treatment immediately. Let us know how everything goes, and we wish you and your bird a smooth road to healing.


Feb 05, 2011
Abscess on parrot foot
by: Tracie

Dr B can not help you with this, because he can not examine your bird. He does say to NOT use any creams or ointments on your bird that your avian vet has not prescribed. It may harm your bird, may mask the real cause of the problem so the avian vet can not determine what is really wrong, and will delay the proper treatment.

Your bird may have an internal infection, but only an in person exam will determine the problem.

Please find an avian vet that can examine your bird.

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