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Old 02-14-2017, 11:58 PM
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You can boil it in water and cool it to room temperature to make knotgrass tea. Soak any veggies in it, and her seeds, too, if she'll eat it like that. Put some in her water, you may want to replace her water with it (if she'll drink it--first be sure she knows to drink it or she'll become dehydrated).

Also, you can grind it up fine and sprinkle it on her food.

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Old 02-25-2017, 11:18 PM
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Exclamation Bumps on foot?

As the vet said, he isn't sure if its a tumor bc he could not feel anything but it was very likely. I've been giving antibiotics, and sometimes vitamin drops and I've started to give knot grass but his foot was not improving. Upon inspecting, I noticed this white bump and a little one in the back. It could be bumblefoot, but I do think its unlikely because I clean the perches every week and they are all natural wood perches, no sandpaper or anything. I put a little aloe vera on the foot but there isn't much improvement. He has trouble getting up and down the cage, and stays in the same spot most of the place. Anyone who might have an idea of what it is or what home remedies would be best? I've read stuff about putting neos**** but I am not sure. Help
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The perches you are using are wood but they are dowel rods which promote pressure sores/bumblefoot.

You need to use natural wood perches of varying diameters such as the ones shown in this thread:

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html

Please read the following:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...ure-sores.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...umblefoot.html

Are you using the knotgrass tea yet?
Star has given you excellent suggestions with regard to presenting it to your bird.
Also keep some of the dried knotgrass in a separate food cup in his cage. He may surprise you and start nibbling it on his own.
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So sorry to hear about your budgie's diagnosis! I agree with FaeryBee, don't give up on knotgrass yet!
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I only have one wooden dowel in the cage because I think shes most comfortable on that, should I remove it? Would the bumblefoot go away on its own or?
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Do remove the dowel perch, and replace it with natural wood. It won't treat it, but it will stop it from getting worse.
Also keep the perches clean
Do you have any sand/ cement perches? If so, take them out.

This might be a good perch for you budgie right now:
https://www.amazon.com/Booda-Comfy-M...rds=rope+perch
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Could it be articular gout? It looks a lot like it, I'm getting too much anxiety because I don't know if I'm over reacting
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You need to remove the dowel perch and replace it with a perch of varying diameters as I recommended.

You can soak the budgie's feet in room temperature chamomile tea to help reduce the swelling and inflammation.
However, if the sores begin to get worse you need to have the budgie seen by an Avian Vet.
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