Won't stand on his feet
My gouldian is leaning on the perch for four days. He can't stand on his feet. His feet are red. Also he is breathing heavy. I am giving him 2 drops of sovereign silver and 1 drop of iverlux a day in his neck. His good foot is mising 3 toes from some time ago, this is the leg he is weighting on it. I put a boxnest inside so he could rest on top of it. What else can I do to save him?
It's been my experience that foot problems are mostly caused by accidents. I am sure that you have closely examined the foot to be certain that he has not gotten anything entangled there or other wise injured that would cause the foot to become inflamed or damaged. This is a time when I would find a veterinarian. I know only that a damaged foot may sometimes require surgery in order to save the bird's life.
Thoughtful of you to give him a nest box to rest on. I think you have done all that you can without knowing more about the cause of the damage. If he will stay calm and in one place and you can give him some increased heat, he may be able to heal with less strain on his body.
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I wish I were more knowledgeable about this problem and could be of more help to you.
Very sorry. Hope you can find a veterinarian for this situation. Jeanie