Hi Danielle,

I don't know what your set up is for rehabilitation, but I would recommend getting a falconer to visit and have them check over your perching options. More often than not raptors develop bumble foot while in the care of rehabbers, and this can be avoided with better, more padded perches and proper diet. Personally I hate the long-leaf plastic mats that people use for perching surfaces, first of all it's sharp to the touch, and with time it becomes brittle and the individual blades of "grass" break off leaving an even sharper perching surface. The other thing that I recommend is getting some hoods, stress kills and hoods reduce stress immensely.