winnies ankles!!

DanAndMarley

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Just don't panic, this is the worst thing you can do. Just try the vet that you went to first of all, if no joy, try a practice nearby.
 

winnie the amazon

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Just keep it clean, no need to put anything on it unless it gets infected, Wounds can be effectively cleaned with salt water you must first boil the water before leaving it to cool. 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 pint of water is safe to use in all species.
Ok thank you.
i assume it’s ok To wait to do this in the morning? I can wake Winnie up to do it now otherwise.
 

winnie the amazon

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Just don't panic, this is the worst thing you can do. Just try the vet that you went to first of all, if not, try a practice nearby.
I will try To keep calm, it’s just this suddenly became a lot more serious!
Can’t wait to be in a country which actually has avian vets. It would be a lot less stressful…
 

DanAndMarley

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You only need to do if it needs cleaning. Otherwise leave alone. The best thing to do is get it removed by a vet. Really don't stress about it. The more you stress the more things go though your head. Your main priority is to get the ring removed.
 

DizzyBlue

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Winnie you hoodlum birdie!
After writing a whole load of stuff I thought nope easier just to say Yup what Dan&Marley wrote as that will see you through to getting to the vets
You don't have anything in your first aid box for pain anyway other thing is any of it in date? Nine times out of 10 in my human kit I go to look for something and find it went out of date a year ago by the time I actually want to use it
 

winnie the amazon

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Winnie you hoodlum birdie!
After writing a whole load of stuff I thought nope easier just to say Yup what Dan&Marley wrote as that will see you through to getting to the vets
You don't have anything in your first aid box for pain anyway other thing is any of it in date? Nine times out of 10 in my human kit I go to look for something and find it went out of date a year ago by the time I actually want to use it
i did check and only the only thing out of date is the neomycin sulphate cream (i am not even sure what its supposed to be used for..) i will definitely get some things that could have helped with the pain to add to the kit, so i am better prepared next time.
 

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The neomycin sulphate cream is actually the best item you have in there
Its an anti microbial cream and some forms of the cream have antibiotics in it.
This link should give you a list of all the meds you may come across and the ability to look them up for what use they have in our birdies some are tagged as being not to be used on birds so its always good to double check that what we have is actually safe
Avian Medicine: Princilpes and Application
 

DizzyBlue

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Pain med wise you have to know what your doing birds have different metabolic rates to us humans, dosages have to be carefully checked and if we administer and the vet has to administer there after we can really make a mess of things!
I remember about 10 years ago I locked my back and ended up in hospital and then at home on floor rest for 3 weeks I couldn't stand up was ridiculous the pain mind blowing! They put me on a human drug and I was away with the fairies but still in pain. Anyway a month later my little grey Henni had an emergency avian appointment and feck me she was put on the same drug I had been on ..... her dosage was higher than I had and it hardly even effected her my weight 10stone human ... her weight 375gm bird but because with that particular drug she metabolised it in a different way to a human does it had very little effect on her but was enough to take the edge off her ... had I had her dosage of that particular drug I would have been a zombie for months!
 

DizzyBlue

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Certain drugs for humans are killers to other animals so NO sharing human and other species pain killers with birdies
 

winnie the amazon

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The neomycin sulphate cream is actually the best item you have in there
Its an anti microbial cream and some forms of the cream have antibiotics in it.
This link should give you a list of all the meds you may come across and the ability to look them up for what use they have in our birdies some are tagged as being not to be used on birds so its always good to double check that what we have is actually safe
Avian Medicine: Princilpes and Application
thank you for this, i will try to get some of the things they listed for wounds.
 

winnie the amazon

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Pain med wise you have to know what your doing birds have different metabolic rates to us humans, dosages have to be carefully checked and if we administer and the vet has to administer there after we can really make a mess of things!
I remember about 10 years ago I locked my back and ended up in hospital and then at home on floor rest for 3 weeks I couldn't stand up was ridiculous the pain mind blowing! They put me on a human drug and I was away with the fairies but still in pain. Anyway a month later my little grey Henni had an emergency avian appointment and feck me she was put on the same drug I had been on ..... her dosage was higher than I had and it hardly even effected her my weight 10stone human ... her weight 375gm bird but because with that particular drug she metabolised it in a different way to a human does it had very little effect on her but was enough to take the edge off her ... had I had her dosage of that particular drug I would have been a zombie for months!
thats very interesting. i will make sure i know what i am doing before i ever give winnie medicine, and that it is approved by my vet.
 

DizzyBlue

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Wonderful news fingers crossed everything happens in a speedy manner and Winnie can wiggle her tootsies freely in the wind there after :)
Oh by the way ... even thought the leg ring is very light you may notice Winnie walking strangely lifting that leg very high for a few hours. Two of mine joined the funny walking brigade lifting the ex-leg ring leg exceptionally high until they got used to the ring being off ... made me giggle at their antics :biggrin:
 

winnie the amazon

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Wonderful news fingers crossed everything happens in a speedy manner and Winnie can wiggle her tootsies freely in the wind there after :)
Oh by the way ... even thought the leg ring is very light you may notice Winnie walking strangely lifting that leg very high for a few hours. Two of mine joined the funny walking brigade lifting the ex-leg ring leg exceptionally high until they got used to the ring being off ... made me giggle at their antics :biggrin:
thats great to know! no doubt i would be panicked if i didn't!
 

winnie the amazon

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UPDATE!
got back about an hour ago after spending 2 hours at the vet and 2 hours in the car!
winnie has a free leg! its finally off! I am so happy and i am sure winnie feels liberated.
they did cut her by accident when taking it off, but its not bleeding its just a bit raw, i got some cream for it and have to put it on 2 times a day.
she was great in the car and at the vet and didn't make a peep the whole time .
she didn't want to eat much when we got home but i gave her some baby formula (although she is now weaned) so she went to bed full.
the cut on her leg just needs to heal and then this whole thing will be over!
we kept the ring just incase it is needed.
getting a microchip for her soon but i will let her recover for a bit before that.
she also had a little pedicure as her nails got a bit long :lol:
 

winnie the amazon

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heres her foot
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it doesn't look great i know, just after i thought this vet trip would stop me worrying this happens!
not bleeding but still must be sore!
feathers don't look great either, worried its FDB asked the vet, she said it was just molting. still worried :nut:.
the vet was great and is a qualified exotic animal vet, she said getting the band off was hard and said winnie was cut, but wasn't too worried about it and just gave me some cream for it... I could never be a vet, i couldn't be that calm!
 
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