mallucan cockatoo has crooked feet and keeps biting her claw at night

by Joseph Hilsen
(Chicago IL.Cook)

Hi, My cockatoo waits until night time to bite her one nail and foot. Then twirls saliva in her mouth. Is her foot infected? Joseph

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Nov 28, 2009
keeps biting her claw at night
by: Linda

Joseph, thanks for writing, and YES your bird's foot may be infected. Please take her to an Avian Vet in your area, so her foot can be examined by a trained professional.

If her toenails are too long, the vet will trim them some. If foot is infected, they will diagnose what type of infection she has and give you medicine to treat it with.

Please do not delay taking your bird to an Avian Vet as infections get worse with time. Overgrown toenails are very dangerous for birds, so allow the vet to trim nails if they need it. Long nails can make the feet appeat crooked.

Only take your bird to an Avian Vet as regular dog and cat vets are not licensed to work with birds, and will do more harm that good.

Keep us posted on what the vet has to say,
Linda

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