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Arthritis in parrots
Hello a couple of weeks ago one of my tiels was diagnosed for arthritis from salmonella. So, she had a lump on her shoulder, i took her to the avian vet and said that she has salmonella arthritis. She was never able to fly as well and neither open her wings so much as the other birds. Now, she is taking some antibiotics, the lump became smaller (the avian also talked about surgery) and the bird doesn't seem to feel pain. She is playing all day long, even more than before because i keep her in a quarantine cage with her mate and she seems to like it better than being in the aviary. The vet told that gradually she will become more ill.
How can i see that she has arthritis for sure? As you see i pray to God that the vet is wrong.. i know it sounds a lil bit stupid, but he did a very tiny mistake in the past..
Can i check by touching the joints of her wings, if they are more swollen than normal for example , if she has arthritis.. ?
Her feet are great, her climbing skills are great, her mood is superb, her droppings are normal, she is eating, playing doing everything.
Any experience on that? Any advices? other people who have birds with arthritis what this means? My baby will die? She will feel pain? How i have to handle this?