black spot

my senegal parot has a black spot on bottom of his foot ?

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Jan 24, 2011
Black spot on bird's foot
by: The Avian Vet

This could be bad. It may be a bumblefoot lesion. It may not be serious like a piece of food stuck to his foot. I recommend that you have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian immediately.

Dr B

Jan 18, 2011
black spot
by: Linda

Since you did not go into any detail about this spot, it is difficult to understand what it may look like. Is it swollen or does it appear red and irritated around it?

In a case like this, the only thing we can say is that this is not a normal part of a normal foot and you bird needs to be seen by an Avian Vet so they can do a skin scrape or a fluid draw if fluid is in it to see what kind of cells make up this black spot.

Also, is your bird sitting on natural safe wood branches? You can't leave a parrot on dowel rods because these are very hard on bird's feet and legs. Early onset arthritis is one of the problems with the dowel rods, and pressure spots is another problem. These pressure spots are usually red, irritated flat spots on bottom of feet. For them to be black can mean that a part of the foot has died.

It would be prudent to get your bird to see an Avian Vet in person as soon as you can. While there, have him checked for infections and some basic bloodwork done to make sure organs are functioning properly.We recommend once a year visits to make sure all is well with people's birds because they tend to hid their illnesses until they are so sick as to be near death.

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