Foot biting

by Steven Colley

My Quaker has always been an energetic naughty bird until recently he has been biting his feet till they bleed, now he's just like a cute stuffed toy puffed up and sleeping.

He used to talk, make way too many noises and never shuts up. He hasn't bitten his feet for two days but i noticed blood on the perch today, strange thing is he bites into them most when around me.

It doesn't look like he has mites, he has never been with other birds as he is 9 months old and hand reared, however he does like to preen humans as well, and will take any excess skin of myself from cuts and scrapes, especially cuticals,,, do you know why there is a sudden change in behaviour

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Mar 19, 2010
puffed up
by: Anonymous

If your bird is puffed up it is not a good sign, please get it to a vet as soon as you can..

Mar 18, 2010
Quaker biting feet
by: Tracie

Dr B suggests that you take your bird to see an avian vet soon. Since he can not examine your bird or prescribe anything over the Internet, he can not help your bird.

Often birds that pick at themselves have things wrong internally. The only way to tell what is wrong internally is for a vet to examine the bird and sometimes run tests.

Hopefully you can get your bird in today.

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