Bumblefoot?

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  1. VickieB57

    VickieB57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that some of my birds have sores on the bottom of their feet. Is this a sign of Bumblefoot, or could it just be from the cold weather?
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a photo?
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Mostly likely sores on the bottoms of the feet are from bumblefoot. They can get bumblefoot from standing on the wire too long, dirty wire, cold wire, jumping down on hard wire or surfaces, poking their pads on something sharp, poor health, (mainly the lack of Vitamin A).

    It would be best if you did post a pic. In the mean time, if you keep these birds on wire, lay down some bedding of some sort, either pine shavings, grass hay or straw, for about a month to let these sores heal. If they aren't bumblefoot yet, they soon will be if they are indeed sores.
     
  4. VickieB57

    VickieB57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't taken a pic. I'll get one tomorrow and post it. What do you put on the cage wire to keep the hay or shavings in?
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I use grass hay in my rabbit hutches. The wire floor is 1x1/2 inch, I think. Can't remember since I have hay on it all the time. LOL But if you pile it on deep enough, it doesn't fall thru...

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