- Mar 22, 2018
Hello, thanks for reading! My mother took in a young quail with a lame foot a few months ago. Recently, she stopped walking on her good foot as well and started running around in her knee(?) joints. We took a closer look and discovered the skin above her joint was extremely swollen/ lumpy. I've attached 2 photos of her leg, the second one is right after we soaked it in an Epsom salt bath, which is why the feathering on her leg looks different. She lives in a cage in the family room and her cage is cleaned and water refreshed twice daily. She has oyster shells to bathe in and she lays an egg every day. She loves to be held and gets to explore the house while her cage is being cleaned. She seems like a very content and healthy bird other than her leg issues and we're just not sure what to do. We have a suspicion it's bumblefoot, but I've seen no record of cases occurring in the featherd part of the leg. Can anyone give advice on what we should do? She's such a sweet little bird.