Pajarita wrote:We need to trim branches off the backyard trees every summer so I use those but I also get branches from trees that grow in the forests on the side of highways because those are never sprayed with anything.
I was the one that said I would not use anything on the bird's feet but not because I think that vit E oil is toxic or anything but because I don't like to use anything oily on them. I also don't know if it would help heal irritation because putting oil on something would not allow a scab to form and it would seem to me that a scab is most desirable in the case of an abrasion. Vit E oil is mostly used as a moisturizer but, if the birds' feet are too dry (you would see scaling on them which I did not see on the picture you posted), it's a dietary problem and, although rubbing oil helps, it's only taking care of the symptom and not the real problem.
Wolf wrote:I don't often get the chance to gloat, but since we bought 6 acres of land that is mostly wooded, I have an abundance of non sprayed bird safe trees to collect wood for perches from. It really saves me a lot of time as well as money. Lucky me, happy birds.
Loriusgarrulus wrote:Wolf wrote:I don't often get the chance to gloat, but since we bought 6 acres of land that is mostly wooded, I have an abundance of non sprayed bird safe trees to collect wood for perches from. It really saves me a lot of time as well as money. Lucky me, happy birds.
We bought 3.3 acres of woodland last year
Mainly hazel coppice with some beech, mountain ash and willow.
Also a few oak and spruce dotted about.
Sprite.birb wrote:Sorry I havent responded or updated this post in awhile, I thought I was receiving email alerts and they stopped for some reason so I didn't know anyone posted.
Sprites feet are looking EXCELLENT! I've had the surfaces wrapped, boosted vitamin a consumption, used vitamin e oil on his feet, and removed his heated perch so I'm not sure which solved the problem but he should be back to completely healthy within the week. His red spots are very faint now and the irritation is basically gone. Thank you all so much for your recommendations!! And thanks for all of the branch enthusiasiam, but I still have no safe branches to choose from in the desert so I bought many from a specialty parrot shop and I'll be rotating all of his around in his cage from here on out.
I think the irritation was caused from him standing on his heated perch for prolonged periods of time. He was a little attached to the warmth of it and it caused him to be more stationary that normal. The heated perches may work for some people, but even wrapped it just didn't work for us.
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