First and foremost, forgive me for my English skills, I'm not a native speaker.
Anyways, I have two budgies. One is adopted and the other was bought from a store. After a few days when I bought a male budgie for my female budgie, I noticed his feet started to swell up and turn purple. I knew that it wasn't normal so I searched on Google about it. The closest thing I could diagnose with was a fungal infection. Now bare in mind this was a self diagnosis. I live in a country where Vets are very hard to find. And medicines suited for animals are very rare and again, hard to find. So I decided to use petroleum jelly after looking at a blog. After just two days, his feet started to turn PINK. And swelling reduced just by a bit.
Now to the main issue. One day I woke up only to find tons of blood everywhere. I tried inspecting both the birds especially the male, but I literally couldn't find any spot that had blood on the budgie. It was soooo weird like where could the blood originate from. I'll cut this short sorry. Then I did ended up finding the wound. I have tried cleaning it and applying petroleum jelly, and some flour.
The thing is, the male budgie for some reason CONSTANTLY touches it using his beak. And everyday a few drops of blood drop because of this. No matter what I do, he'll injure himself. Of coarse the reason would be that it's irritating to him which makes him try to scratch it.
My questions summarized:
-What should I do to stop him from touching his wound? I believe he did it to himself as he also tried to bite his feet when they first swole up. To scratch it maybe.
-What kind of medicine is easy to find, or is usually available that would help treat his fungal infection on his feet? They were dried and scaly. Something had small spots of blood too. Super small spots.
-As I don't have any access to a Vet atleast near me, can anyone list out all the medicines that I should be giving my bird? I'll try to visit all medicine store near me and ask them by showing them the list of medicines.
-Any other advice? I love my birds. They both have a unique character. It's interesting to watch them do their things on the daily basis.
-Can I use Pyodine on the wound spot? I haven't used it yet as I thought he would injest it.