yellowish feet in a alexandrine ringneck

we rescued a alexandrine ringneck. it came to my attention that the coloration of the feet are yellowish (similar to the coloration of chicken feet). however, it does not look normal at all. he plugs feathers (due to neglect) as well. and the feather quality is poor. the yellowish feet are the main concern. please help, michaela

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May 30, 2011
Alexandrine Ringneck legs
by: The Avian Vet

This could be normal coloration, but, you should have this looked at by an avian veterinarian. I recommend that you have blood work done to check his liver function. Be sure that you feed your bird 80% pellets (like Harrison's ), 20% treats. Many avian illnesses are rooted in poor nutrition.

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May 26, 2011
yellowish feet in a alexandrine ringneck
by: Linda

The very first and most important thing to do with a new bird or rescued bird to to take it to an Avian Vet in your driving area. Bird will have to be examined and a few tests run to know what kind of overall shape it is in. They will also weigh it and do basic bloodwork to see if there is a problem with liver, kidneys or thyroid or if there is infection present in the blood.

We suggest you get bird onto Harrison's organic pellets, and I'll provide link to article about how to go about this change. It takes time, so do not be in too much of a hurry. BEFORE any changes in diet can be started, bird has to be thoroughly examined and tested by an Avian Vet.

Here is article:

Switching Birds to Pellets article

The Harrisons is carried on this site, and get the grind size for your size parrot. It is the best food on the market for parrots and is Avian Vet endorsed. I've fed it to my Amazons for going on 20 years, and they are never sick, have excellent feathering and are happy and healthy. It is good, sound nutrition, and you cannot go wrong with it.

Thanks for writing and write back if you have anymore questions because we are here for the parrots and for the people who love them!


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