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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My indian ringneck parrot has a leg injury she keeps biting

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My indian ringneck parrot has a leg injury she keeps biting at it making it bleed ,i have treated this with Hydrogen peroxide ,what would be an appropriate dressing to stop the her biting the leg ?

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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. To answer you directly, we don't apply dressings because our patients too often ingest what we apply to their detriment. When addressing self-mutilation such as you've described, we use neck braces and Elizabethan collars while providing analgesia through the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and antibiotic coverage is provided because these chronically excoriated areas are often secondarily infected. Consultation with an avian vet (please see here: is strongly recommended to have restraint devices properly fit on Coco and to have those prescription only drugs prescribed.

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