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Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« on: February 26, 2016, 08:50:14 PM »



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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 08:52:27 PM »

I have just noticed Shankly's discoloured right foot. He seems fine & isn't hobbling. Also using both feet to climb, eat and scratch. He seems completely normal but the right foot does look sore. Any suggestions anyone? 

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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 08:56:12 PM »

Does he have a coloured toy or perch that could of stained it? X
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 09:00:36 PM »

No Mandi there's no coloured potential going on.

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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 09:23:46 PM »

Hi

Although shankly's doing fine I wonder if there is an infection.

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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 09:34:19 PM »

I'm not sure Tony, he's off to sleep now on his usual perch but I will try to get him into the vets tomorrow.  Thanks guys fingers crossed.
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Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 09:36:56 PM »

Keep a check, was it warm? If so I think it warrants a vet check, it may be nothing but better safe than sorry. I've never seen any of mine like that without it being sore, seems strange. Keep up updated.
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 10:32:27 PM »

You don't have a biscuit dipper do you? Hickory tends to have a yellowish cast from her palm toast as she dips it.

I agree though very strange without a cause.

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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 10:54:08 PM »

Could be that he's been sat on that foot for longer, so maybe it's the circulation in it, if his foot is colder that would be why. If it is very hot to the touch, he might have done something and caused an infection x

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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2016, 01:19:30 PM »

has he had any fruit recently that he held in that foot, Georgies one foot (the one she eats from) is always died redish/purple after strawberry or cherry fruit
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 04:50:08 PM »

Spoke to the vet today who agreed it's unusual but as he's not chewing the darker foot or showing any distress then just keep a close eye on him. Both feet are same temperature and no swelling. Pomegranate seeds and red pepper are only possibility but he tends to eat those with beak. Our first bird so a bit of a mystery. 
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 05:00:38 PM »

Yeah just keep a check, as long as it's not bothering him
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2016, 09:21:02 AM »

Pomegranate is great for staining things. although you mentioned he eats it with his beak rather than hold it and eat it from foot, do you see him rub is beak with foot much, as could still transfer from that
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2016, 05:03:44 PM »

Thanks Jon yeah the pomegranate stains are now on curtains and walls! I think the stain could be strawberry 🍓 as he was holding one in his foot yesterday. Shankly is fine in himself though and up to his usual tricks and behaviour.
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2016, 06:21:25 PM »

Have you tried bathing him to see if the stain comes off?
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2016, 09:58:48 AM »

Hi Kazky, he will not have anything to do with water lol he hates it. I have tried spraying his feet but he flies away and now he takes off as soon as he sees the spray bottle. The breeder said he would maybe begin to shower at 1 year old but he's only 20 weeks old at the moment.  Should I introduce him to the shower asap?
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2016, 12:22:54 PM »

Yes get him used to it, just try one spray then give him a treat, next time try a couple of spray, once he learns its not going to kill him he may like it, of course he also might hate it all his life


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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2016, 01:50:25 PM »

 If he doesent like the spray :panic:
 Set it on really fine :cheekywink:
 Stand on a chair at the side of the cage stretch your arm upwards and spray him from that height so the fine droplets just fall on him, that way it shouldn't shock him so much and he should get used to it :thumbsup: 
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Re: Shankly's odd foot, is it serious?
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2016, 10:48:14 PM »

I spray the ones that ain't keen whilst in their cages
It's a must so they have to put up with it in afraid xx
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2016, 09:20:13 PM »

Thanks everyone we will try all your ideas and tips, poor Shankly he's gonna get wet! Hey Tony I just noted that you're a red. If u need tickets I can sometimes help.
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