Parrots tongue

Hello, I have a green checked conure parrot about three years of age. This morning I see that the tip of his tongue has changed from dark green/grey to flesh tone-pinkish.

Should I be concerned?

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May 12, 2012
by: Anonymous

i have a conure as well. he has a similar color under his eye and it seems pretty desent size. hasn't bothered him at all hes had it for about 4 month now hes still getting along fine. not sure what it is either hes about 20 now. so there no avian around here. so im just hoping he comfortable he doesn't seem like he hurting though. take care love them.

May 11, 2012
Bird's tongue turning pink
by: The Avian Vet

I recommend that you have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian.

Dr B
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May 11, 2012
Parrots tongue
by: Linda

Since no one online will be able to give you any information about this, we recommend you take bird to an Avian Vet so they can see if this is something that needs to be treated.

As far as skin and feather color are concerned, diet is the most important factor in maintaining healthy skin tones and feather colors. We recommend feeding organic pelleted diet with Harrison's being the best and Avian Vet endorsed. Make no changes in diet until bird has been checked and either cleared for infections or diagnosed and treated because dietary changes are stressful.

Yearly checkups are highly encouraged because birds tend to hide their infections until they are too sick to stand and yearly checkups can catch infections or other physical problems before they take the bird down to a very unhealthy level. Getting a bird back to a normal state of health can take up to a year or more depending on what the physical problem is and how long it has been allowed to go on.

Thanks for writing and let us know what Avian Says about bird's tongue as your information can help someone else with a similar problem.


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