Watch a video of this bird's wound care.
Bumblefoot, which can have a number of causes, is an infection and inflammation in birds' feet that can be fatal if not treated.
The bird, who was successfully treated by another Vermont rehabilitator for a fractured wing, is receiving regular wound care on both of her feet, which entails cleaning her feet with a special solution and bandaging them up. While the falcon doesn't love her wound care, she is taking it all in stride -- eating her meals right after treatment and flapping about in her enclosure.
|This falcon's feet are wrapped in green bandages as her feet heal from bumblefoot.|
We have a good feeling this beautiful raptor will make a full recovery -- thanks to the good work of another rehabilitator, the expert care of VINS staff, and the bird's will to live.