foot suddenly turned black

by cindy
(mumbai india)

please can you help me south african lutino love bird suddenly has his right leg gone black and seems to limp abit...also his underwing on the same side has gone black....what has happened to her...she seems to be the dorcile one of the two i have had them for just over two weeks....please help im a firsttimer with birds....

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Jun 26, 2008
Lovebird with black leg
by: The Vet

You need to take your bird in to see an avian veterinarian immediately. I commonly dermatitis underneath their wings which turns black over time. The skin under there is becoming contracted and affecting her leg. Get her in as soon as possible.

Dr. B

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