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Swollen Toes?

post #1 of 9
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My guineas are all a year old. Today I noticed one of the girls' middle toes are swollen. Idk what to do. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
post #2 of 9

Any possibility that she might have gotten them frozen or that their might be a string wrapped around them cutting off circulation?

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post #3 of 9
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Any possibility that she might have gotten them frozen or that their might be a string wrapped around them cutting off circulation?
I wish I could post a picture but my phone will not let me.they are huge and I think the frozen is probable. I would have seen the string. Any ideas on how to treat or what to do?
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okay I got it to work
Edited by rustychick2000 - 3/5/16 at 5:41pm
post #5 of 9

If they were frozen, they will dry up (they are in effect dead) and fall off.  If only a couple of toes are affected, a bird can still have quality of life.

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It does look as if the tips were frozen and have since fallen off.

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It does look as if the tips were frozen and have since fallen off.
I agree. Any idea how to help her?
post #8 of 9

There doesn't appear to be any inflammation and I would guess that she is getting around OK.  Such birds frequently walk with an exaggerated  gait after this has happened, but they do fine.

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Yes she walks and acts normal.
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