Tragedy Strikes House Dykes

Our littlest flock member, Midori, is injured. She got into a bit of a squabble with our much bigger foster bird, Smokie. During the spat, she received a nasty bite to her foot and I had to rush her to the vet for an emergency visit.

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They immediately gave her fluids, antibiotics, and pain meds. They also bandaged her foot temporarily with a little bandaid! This is her after they stabilized her condition, the poor girl still in a state of shock from blood loss. We agreed to leave her with the vet overnight and let them clean and properly dress the wound later that day. We said a quick goodbye to Midori, who was all doped up on pain medication.

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She came home the next day and we have to keep her in a “hospital cage” for now – an aquarium lined with towels because she can’t climb or be in her cage yet. Her little bandaged foot is a HUGE lump of bandages and tape and probably weighs as much as he does.

She hates it.

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She constantly chews at the bandage. It’s driving her nuts!

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Poor baby! My husband and I are frequently changing the tape on her foot because she chews through it about 2-3 times a day. We don’t want her to chew the bandage itself, nor to reach the wound. That bandage has to stay on for about 2 more weeks, when her follow-up with the vet happens. Hopefully her toesies will be fine and she’ll get her foot strength back over time.

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This little life is my responsibility and I promise I will take good care of it.

*Thank you to the fantastic staff at Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Constanza was new to me this time and was excellent. They’re amazing and if you’re local and have lizards, guinea pigs, bunnies, birds, or other “weird” pets – they’re amazing!

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