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Question:

October 30, 2021

Leg loss


Last night my parrot in an out door aviary had its leg bitten off by a raccoon on the outside of the aviary. The bleeding has stopped and the bird is resting indoors now. I’m worried however about infection. All I’ve done is spray the wound with peroxide. Should I get antibiotics and what kind? thank you


Answer:

Hi Lynn,

I’m very sorry this has happened. This is a serious injury and the bird needs to be seen by an avian vet as soon as possible. The Vet will need to do surgery to close the wound properly or it will not heal right. Infection is a serious concern, so the bird needs those ASAP also. I hope everything works out.

 

Take care,

Brenda

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