A Sad Ending for a Loved One
We all love pets. They keep us company as well but there relationship with us is at times more personal because they seem to worship us. Think about how graceful they eat their meals or the loyalty they show to us whenever we are around them. They seem to worship us more than any partner would do to a loved one.
Needless to say that pets adorn the house; they are the best ornament that whose warmth, touch and smoothness graces the house by responding to our presence and also keeping us company whenever we are around them or need them.
This is My Story About How My Pet Parrot Suffered From Bumble-Foot.
Foremost, I’m 43, divorced and a mother of two daughters. One of my daughters is married and the other one is in college. I have a pet dog, Kimi, who has been my company for a long time. We always get along every well. However, my relationship with him has not been that cordial for several months. Trouble started when one of my daughters (the married one) brought me a parrot last year during my birthday anniversary. The parrot was so young then and very frightful.
After acquiring him, I tried to be friendly, but the caged bird didn’t like anything about it, Therefore I decided to clip its wings after an advice from a friend because I feared that the bird might fly away. When this was done, I thought of releasing the bird and letting it roam inside my house. The bird however didn’t like Kimi. The two didn’t get along well and the parrot prefers to stay in the cage than its freedom.
On the other hand, Kimi seems to feel that I’m giving too much attention to the avian and started to act strangely and I couldn’t help but feel so sorry for him. I started balancing my attention but I guess she couldn’t have any of it.
But that not my main concern. After several weeks with my parrot that moves very little, I noticed that he was limping when he tried walking. Being much concerned about my pets, I went to check on him. It is then that I realized he had a red swollen lump on the foot pad. This got me worried.
I immediately knew that the bird was agonizing and therefore I called a vet. On examination, the vet concluded that the condition was caused by perching and that the bird would be well soon after surgery. He indicated that the condition had prevailed for some time that’s why surgery was needed. I wasn’t ready for that. I didn’t want my parrot to be tormented.
Therefore I hesitated on the recommendation and instead vouched for antibiotics. The vet recommended an over the counter antibiotic treatment which I acquired. I applied as instructed but two weeks down the line there was no improvement. I contacted the vet again. This time I was ready for surgery.
After a week, a surgery was performed to remove the swollen lump. I didn’t know what went wrong after this because two days after the surgery, the parrot refused to eat, walk around or do anything. He preferred to stay lame and just ignored me. Concerned I called another vet. I had an urge for a change. That afternoon while awaiting the vet, I went to check on my bird only to find it dead.
I couldn’t believe it until the vet arrived and confirmed about it. Even today I still feel sad for my poor parrot.