My grey started biting his feet
my grey had a bleeding wound on his foot when I got up the morning of the 6th july 09 I took him to his avian vet they put him in a collar and gave him antibiotics he got over the edge of the collar and bit his toes so they made the collar bigger this happened 3 times his feet were a mess and the collar ended up huge, he was in this collar for 2 months, in the end we took it off and said no more collars as we thought that was a long time to be in a collar.
he had lots of tests £2000 worth bloods xrays endoscopy all came back ok except they said he maybe borderline pssittacosis they checked my other 2 birds they were clear. and that was it no answers took him to another vet who also tested him for pssittacosis which was clear. he said it maybe a build up of salt due to having tidbits of human foods over the years (he is 12) he does have a good varied diet veg fruit pellet seed, and used to have the odd piece of biscuit, seedy wholemeal bread etc which has now stopped he has had no human food for over 6 months now, his feet got better all was well, then they start to crack and go very dry then he starts biting them again both feet the 3 biggest toes on each foot and a bit on his ankle I use aloe vera gel and f10 spray when it like this.
then they heal again for a while then it starts all over again. he has had no human food now for over 6 months,I am at my wits end he is so uncomfortable I just dont know what to do next.