Bird nail turning White

by Farah
(Houston, Texas, USA)

Hello, I was wondering why my parrot's nail is turning white? It started at the tip and is working it's way to the foot. My parrot is an Solomon Island Eclectus, it is also a female.

Thank you, Farah

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Apr 06, 2010
by: Anonymous

but the seller of my eclectus said that a white nailed toe for an eclectus means that their is going to be a rare colour change in the eclectus is this true?

Dec 29, 2009
Bird nail turning White
by: Linda

If all her other nails are dark, then this indicates a blood-flow problem. Birds kept on dowel rods will develop problems with circulation all the way up to arthritis. All birds need to be sitting on safe natural wood branch perches appropriate for their foot size.

I would advise changing your perches if they need it, and taking her to an Avian Vet for an exam to see what else could be wrong.

Thanks for writing,

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