Hi,
I only just joined this group but I'm searching for advice. My canary has a sore on her foot, and by searching Google I have now found that this is due to the fact I recently starting using sandpaper perch covers (which I thought were a good thing till now).
What Google hasn't told me though is what to do about it. Obviously I will remove the covers, which will mean she just has the plastic perches again. But how do I treat it?
Vets have said there is no point bringing her in as they don't deal with birds..
If anyone has any advice I would be soo grateful - and so would my canary!
Many thanks,
Elizabeth
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The vet you have is yet another one which is apparently useless when it comes to treating birds, unfortunately. You need to find a vet in your area that has received specific training in the treatment of birds. They are usually called avian vets. This site may help,
http://www.aav.org/vet-lookup / but look in your yellow pages too (if in US), of course.
Your bird will need an antibiotic for the sore, and not some over the counter medication from a pet store.
Dave
Hi, I only just joined this group but I'm searching for advice. My canary hasa sore on her foot, and ... veterinary treatment. If you let me know what town you are on I can tell you your nearest avian vet.

By the way, it is illegal to fail to get veterinary treatment for an animal in need of such treatment.
I know a canary is only worth a fiver but you still have a duty.
Hi, I only just joined this group but I'm searching for advice. My canary hasa sore on her foot, and ... don't deal with birds.. If anyone has any advice I would be soo grateful - and so would my canary!

Add to my previous posts, I found out that you are near Croydon. Here is a link to a listof vets near to you. Your canary will not get better on it's own.
http://www.upmystreet.com/nrs/?l1=TN16&cat=2342
I would put on some Watkins Petro Carbo Salve! Not too much, use a cotton swab to apply. Hope this works for you!
Birdblaine:)
I know a canary is only worth a fiver but you still have a duty.

A fiver!! Where do you buy your's from Pam? I've seen Canaries sold for thousands of pounds. I'd say more like a tenner!
A fiver!!!! Where do you buy your's from Pam? I've seen Canaries sold for thousands of pounds. I'd say more like a tenner!

I don't buy them any more but they go for a fiver around here at the local bird sales apparently.Only £8 at the dealers.
abrasive injury, caused recently...
iodine? comments?
Plastic perches are not so good, either; wood dowel, or apple, birch, beech twig
would be better for your bird's feet in the long run.
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