Swollen toe on chick? -slightly graphic pics-

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GammaPoppyLilyFlutter, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Today I noticed that me EE chick, Aspen, has a swollen toe. I'm not sure why, but it might be because her little claw stabs the toe when she stands. Is there anything I can do to speed up the healing? It doesn't seem to bother her much, but it's so swollen that the claw from that toe can't touch the ground.

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    In the second picture, you can notice a little brown spot on her skin. That's the wound that her claw made. I have a parakeet toenail trimmer, should I use it to trim the stabbing claw?
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, trim the claws, then wrap the toes separately and then the foot in vet wrap.
     
  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Ok, thanks [​IMG]
     

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