Conure picking at his feet
by Jaime McCall
My fiance and I have a cherry headed conure. Many months ago he started mutilating his feet. Originally we thought it might be a toy bleeding out on his feet, until we realized it was picked raw and it was blood.
we immediately took him to the vet and they put him on antibiotics. He was also given a cone to put on his head. He got over the first time and we started letting him out of his cone for short periods of time and he did it again. Because the vet couldn't really tell us anything the second time (gave us meds and told us to put him in the cone again) he again picked a spot in his foot so we took tommy to another vet. the second vet took samples of his feet and put us on meds again and put him back in the cone.
in the samples from his feet she found mites but said it wasnt[ serious and gave us a spray to use on his feet to help. he has been doing great for a month or so and then today he picked his foot back open again. do you have any suggestions on what is going on, we are worried that he is hurting for some reason and don't want to keep putting him through this. thanks