Sunday, March 30, 2014

Parrotlet Toe Injury

Hi, I have a question about a parrotlet foot injury. One of my parrotlets had the entire toenail of her front longer toe and has what looks like a pinched in black spot on her back shorter toe of her other foot. Her parrotlet friend likely bit her while she was on top of the cage. She is getting stronger each day with no further bleeding. I'm mostly concerned with the back toe that seems pinched with a black spot on it. The part of the toe beyond this injured spot is pink and the nail looks normal. Should I leave it alone and just watch it? Thank you for your time, Pam Dear Pam: Unfortunately, I'm not a vet and can't diagnose a parrotlet's medical condition especially online. If you are concerned about your bird's health, you should bring him to a vet for an examination. I wish I had more info for you but when it comes to health issues its always best to get a professional opinion from a qualified veterinarian competitent in avian medicine. Sincerely yours, Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S. The Parrotlet Ranch, Owner, A Chattering Bird Builds No Nest. Camaroonian Phrase