Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Health Care

General Health Care Remember to use common sense and consult with an avian veterinarian.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-30-2019, 05:37 PM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Budgies: Ju, Rumi, Lara, Trixie, Rainy, Comet, Alex, Starlight, and Poppy; Parrotlet: Noah; Peach-faced lovebird: Rosie
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Ontario
Thanks: 109
Thanked 453 Times in 267 Posts
Teddscau is on a distinguished road
Re: Ringneck Dove Has Weird Issue With the Skin On His Legs and Feet

Sponsored Links
That's horrible! Hopefully it's just a fungal thing. On a positive note, your budgies haven't been anywhere near him. It would be terrible if your other parrots have avian pox, though. That's horrible! Hopefully it's just a fungal thing. On a positive note, your budgies haven't been anywhere near him. It would be terrible if your other parrots have avian pox, though. But at least you don't have to dread medicating your budgies. Budgies are such a pain to medicate. Man, diseases are such a pain with birds. You don't have to worry about shielding your dogs from dozens of deadly diseases. Well, I guess birds ARE vector animals. But at least you don't have to dread medicating your budgies. Budgies are such a pain to medicate. Man, diseases are such a pain with birds. You don't have to worry about shielding your dogs from dozens of deadly diseases. Well, I guess birds ARE disease vectors. They (dinosaurs) were the dominant lifeforms for millions of years, so it makes sense that so many pathogens would've evolved to prey on(?) birds.

I know how terrible this must be for you. I've lost a number of rescues these past few years, and I can't help but blame myself. But it's important to remind yourself that these animals would likely be dead, or at least be suffering, if it weren't for our care. If it makes you feel any better, only five out of my...13? 14? Well, however many birds I had at the time, only five of them had AGY, and that illness is super contagious. Even if your other birds have come in contact with avian pox, they may not have even contracted it, and even if they did, their immune systems could very well be strong enough to prevent any symptoms from appearing for years.

My thoughts are with you and your flock, and I hope the vet comes back soon with good news
__________________
Rest in Peace

Budgies: Sam, Nova, Joey, Maria, Scarlet, Charlie, Simon, Alice, Samantha, Ziggy, Cloudy, Pollo

Parrotlets: Coco and Peanut

Kākāriki: Ria and Tiki

Love you, babies!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Teddscau For This Useful Post:
EllenD (02-02-2019), Flboy Supporting Member (01-30-2019), Laurasea Supporting Member (02-02-2019)
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2019, 08:58 AM
EllenD's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Senegal Parrot named "Kane"; Yellow-Sided Green Cheek Conure named "Bowie"; Blue Quaker Parrot named "Lita Ford"; Cockatiel named "Duff"; 8 American/English Budgie Hybrids; Ringneck Dove named "Dylan"
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: State College, PA
Thanks: 6,221
Thanked 7,149 Times in 2,942 Posts
EllenD will become famous soon enough
Re: Ringneck Dove Has Weird Issue With the Skin On His Legs and Feet

Well my laptop got "Shar-Peied", so I had to order a new one that I built with Dell (Alienware ��), so in the meantime I bought a cheap tablet from Walmart because I was having Parrot-Forum Withdrawal!!! And I'm actually shocked at how awesome a $100 tablet actually is these days! This thing is more powerful and advanced than most of my older PC's and my Sony Vaio laptop was, which I paid $2,000 for in 2006!!! I hate Apple products, forgive me but I'm an IBM/Windows gal and cannot stand the Apple OS, so I refuse to buy an iPad, and the only Apple product I've ever owned is my iPod ��...

Anyway, the good news is that Dylan does not have Avian Pox!!! The bad news is that we have no idea what he does have! No abnormal bacteria or fungi on the cultures and no parasites at all...My CAV took a scraping from his feet, legs, back, chest/belly, and his beak and toenails, and is running a plethora of lab tests, along with a bunch of individual blood-test, some looking for antibodies and some looking for inflammatory-reactions...He got a Corticosteroid injection to see if it helps, as I have already tried both an Anti-Fungal cream and Nystatin, and he gave him an injection of Cephz to see if it might be a bacterial thing that we can't see, and neither had any effect at all. He thought about giving him an injection of Ivermectin to see if it might be a parasite that he missed or that is in very small numbers, but I opted to pay for the extra blood-work and the skin-scraping testing to check for inflammatory conditions and a few other things...

This is frustrating... NOTHING helps at all! Not Hibiclens soaks, Betadine soaks, Hydrocortisone, multiple Anti-Fungals, or any other topical treatments...I mean nothing even makes a bit of difference at all! Not injections of an Anti-Fungal or very broad-spectrum Antibiotic that treats pretty much all bacterial skin infections...I am so thankful that my birds are going to be okay and not effected by this at all, but poor Dylan!!!

I'm going to post some photos of both Dylan's legs/feet and Bowie's beak today since I'm totally off and not working or going anywhere!!! I am terrible at remembering to do things like that, I totally forget until I come back on here and see people asking for photos...So I promise today I will!!!
__________________
"Dance Like Nobody's Watching".
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to EllenD For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (02-02-2019)
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 02-02-2019, 09:05 AM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Umbrella Cockatoo- 11 years old
Join Date: Jul 2018
Thanks: 2,736
Thanked 4,349 Times in 1,784 Posts
noodles123 is on a distinguished road
Re: Ringneck Dove Has Weird Issue With the Skin On His Legs and Feet

Maybe it is auto-immune or something like contact dermatologist after all! Crazy...sorry, that is frustrating, but congrats on being pox free!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to noodles123 For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (02-02-2019)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Health Care
Remove Ads

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts on Molt, Possible Skin issue? BAMM17 Conures 5 12-07-2017 10:12 AM
Dead Skin on Feet? Solo General Health Care 6 05-07-2017 11:22 PM
Lovebird gets sores on her feet and legs walterbyrd General Health Care 5 07-04-2015 09:30 PM
Found something weird under my cokatiels skin near the skin ZohMyGod Budgies/Parakeets 5 12-13-2014 04:33 AM
Ringneck Dove? veimar Others 8 06-16-2014 03:11 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.