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Follow-up Center Threads made in the Emergency Room forum will be moved here by staff as a way to follow-up with members after their budgie emergency. This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies.

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Old 01-23-2016, 05:51 AM
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Exclamation Help budgie ankle red and swollen

Just today I noticed that my budgie's ankle is red and slightly swollen.
He walks normally
I don't know what's wrong but I'm really worried

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Old 01-23-2016, 06:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

I can see the slight irritation on the affected area. Do you happen to know how this was caused?
There are a few possibilities such as more of a rough landing where your budgie could have scraped part of the skin on the ankle area.
If you have another budgie, he could have been bitten on the foot during a fight or even an insect/bug might have done that. For example, mosquitoes are able to bite the foot area and eyes (eyelids to be more precise when the budgies are sleeping) which are about the only areas of exposed skin.
The area itself doesn't look too bad to me and it should heal well in a few days' time.
You can apply an aloe vera based balm to soothe the area. If your budgie is feeling a lot of discomfort on the area and you see him picking at the foot, then booking him an appointment at the avian vet would be a good idea.

I'm wishing your budgie a steady and full recovery!
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:49 AM
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aluz has offered you excellent advice.
If your budgie does not mind being held, another option is to soak the leg in room-temperature chamomile tea. Chamomile Tea has anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe the area and ease the swelling.

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Hello there and to the forums!

I'm sorry to see your budgie is hurt, but I'm sure he'll feel much better soon. Aluz has given you great advice

I hope to see you around the forums and if you have any questions after reading through the links Deborah has provided, feel free to ask as we'd love to help

I'm glad you've joined us, and keep us posted on your little one's condition

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