birds feet need ointment

do they need some kind of ointment for their feet

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Oct 11, 2012
Ointment for bird's feet
by: Tracie

If your bird is eating a healthy diet, like Harrison's or Roudybush pellets, then your bird should not have excessively dry feet.

If you feel your bird has a problem with it's feet, then please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird.

Oct 11, 2012
birds feet need ointment
by: Linda

Never, ever put anything on your bird's feet or any other part of bird'd body without a prescription from a licensed and trained AVIAN VET ONLY. If your bird has a problem with his feet, then he will need to be examined by an Avian Vet in your driving area. Until you know what has caused the problem, it cannot be treated.

Sometimes it is the perches bird has to sit on that causes problems. If your bird is still sitting on the dowels that came with cage, then they hurt their feet and cannot be left in cage. Birds need to be sitting on safe natural wood branches the correct diameter for their feet. There are plenty of shops both online and off line who carry these perches with hardware already installed. Make sure diameter is correct for your bird's size feet.

Sitting on the dowels that come with cages causes all kinds of foot and leg problems including arthritis, so do not delay getting your bird the correct kind of perches. Do not use any of the sand/concrete/pumice perches because they dry the feet out. One of my Amazons lost two toes before I realized it was the pumice perch he liked that was causing the problem. If birds need their toe nails clipped, they need to be taken to an Avian Vet and not some pet store employee for this because it's very easy to cut nails too short. Pet store employees are not Avian Vets, so do not take birds there for beak/nail trims and do not listen to any advice about what products should be given internally or externally for your bird. They are store employees and not avian vets, so their advice is mostly worthless.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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