Amazon Parrot bites her own foot.

by frank sawyer
(Austin Texas)

My Molly...once in a while...bites her feet. She bites between her toes...and sometimes brings blood.

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Jan 06, 2015
AMAZON WITH FOOT BITE
by: bonnie coquin

THANK YOU FOR YOUR IN PUT I HAVE BEEN PUTTING NEOSPORIN ON THE BITE . IS THAT OK

Editor's note: NO, neosporin is greasy and the bird may spread it on his feathers and not be able to regulate it's body temperature. You need to take the bird to an avian vet.

Jan 11, 2012
Bird biting foot until it bleeds
by: Tracie

Ouch! It could be an infection, and she is trying to bite to get to what is bothering her.

I suggest you Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird to rule out infection and to prescribe something if it is an infection.

I don't know what kind of perches you have, but if she has sore feet from wooden dowels, then this could cause issues also. It is best to provide a variety of natural wood perches, Rope Boings and Perches and a few Pedicure Perches too.

Totally throw out any wooden dowels that came with the cage. You don't need a perch that goes from side to side if you have a Rope Boing going down the center and other perches around the side. It actually provides more exercise and more areas to place toys, water bottles etc.

Oh, I forgot to mention that our avian vet says that most bacterial infections come from birds that drink and bathe in water that has been sitting for more than 3 - 4 hours. Providing a water bottle for drinking and then just placing water for bathing for a couple of hours may prevent infection.

Sorry for all the information, but since I can't see the bird I am just covering all the bases. Start with a vet visit to rule out infection. Don't go to a dog/cat vet, because they often accidentally kill birds due to lack of training and experience.

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