I'm not sure she really is in much pain. I think birds have few nerves in their feet to sense pain. I base that on how cold their feet can get, especially waterfowl. Also, I have a hen turkey that had most of her leg chewed off by a rat while she was sleeping. I can't see how she could sleep through that if there were nerves in her legs.
I've never done surgery on a bird's foot. Do you treat the wound with antiseptic ointment or pack it with anything?
I soaked it in warm iodine/salt water solution before cutting it open, once during, and then after and since I didn't have any neosprin, I treated the wound with honey. As strange as that may sound, honey is antiseptic and will help to draw out any infection still in there.
I feel like she was in pain, especially when I was doing it. A couple times she struggled to yank her foot from me while I was cutting through it and several times she'd struggle and projectile poop on me while trying to get away. She's not a high strung girl and only tried when I was doing something that I feel would REALLY hurt. She's not really putting much of any weight on that foot now at all if she doesn't have too. I hope you're right and she's not in much pain but it seems like she is.
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