Could a sore foot cause other problems?

by Jessica
(Ottawa,Ontario, Canada)

For the past three days my Green Cheeck conure has been babying his right foot. He doesnt grasp onto perches or even fingers with it and he always has it tucked into his body. He has been eating and drinking and bathing talking and carrying on with his normal activities.

He has also developed some diareah. It still forms a little but is more liguidy and splatters everywhere when it hits the ground more than usual. He is also going to the washroom alot more than usual as well. He is also losing alot of his little under feathers. What could this mean?

I clean his cage regularly and ive tried testing for mites but nothing has appaeared. I would like to know what is gonig on and if i should take him to the vet. I am a new bird owner and need some advice.

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Mar 06, 2011
Conure foot injury
by: The Avian Vet

It means he needs to be seen by an avian veterinarian. Diarrhea is an indication of illness. The limping may be from an accident that injured him, but it could be an internal problem too. The feather loss may be molting or something serious.

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Mar 05, 2011
Could a sore foot cause other problems?
by: Linda

Your bird is very sick and has to be examined by an Avian Vet in your driving area. Only an Avian Vet can diagnose and treat illness and injury in birds, so do not bother with a regular dog and cat vet as they are not licensed to even examine your bird.

The hurt foot could have become infected which means the infection is all over his body. The runny stool is a sure sign of disease, and he will start to become dehydrated shortly which can mean major organ failures, so do not wait any longer to have him examined, diagnosed and treated by an Avian Vet.

Let us know what avian vet has to say and we hope he is well in a little bit.

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