Ok, most of you know about Snowy's egg laying. Well right after I replied to Dena about it, she layed 2 eggs!
Well, she stays at the bottom after she layes them and cracks them, etc. I noticed last week,she was at the bottom, chewing on her right foot. Brad and I checked her out and it was little raw, but nothing unusual. I read about egg binding and started freaking out, b/c one part said the egg could hit a nerve near the legs and could paralyze it. But she was using her leg fine and standing on the perch, she just keeps chewing at it?! So, I took her to the vet on Sat. I noticed when I was getting ready to take her, a couple feathers on her head were missing, too?
He checked her out and he was puzzled. I have no new birds in the house, my other birds are fine, Casper especially, he is in the same cage. He is totally fine. He says she has the symptoms of mites, but don't know where she got it, and he did a skin scraping (on her foot) and it came back fine. She is chewing at her foot, and it's callused (sp?) and all over her beak is white stuff that she wipes from her little feet. He put medication on both feet, her beak and her head (where the feathers were missing) and gave me some antibiotic ointments for us to take home. She has been doing better, up on the perch more, but is still chewing at it. He wants to see us back in 2 weeks. Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing? Brad throughouly cleaned the cage on Sat, and she was treated and he said just keep an eye on Casper. I don't know where i have heard this, but I was concerned bc I thought I have heard of birds chewing their claws off, is this so? We apply the meds once a day, and so far it looks ok, just a little callused.