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parrot concern
« on: December 09, 2016, 10:00:00 AM »

My african grey lilly as started pecking skin of her feet they are now bleeding could u plz advise me on why this is happening and wot i can do i inherited her 2yrs ago never had any problems with her think she is about 4-5yrs old she is gorgous hate seeing her like this
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 10:54:11 AM »

First of all I would like to say welcome to the forum! There is an incredible amount of information here and I have learnt so much just from reading back through past posts. Without knowing any further information it is hard to offer you any further advice. What sort of perches does Lilly have and are they different sizes/textures? Also what does Lilly's diet consist of? Any further info about Lilly could be really helpful. There's a multitude of things that could have caused Lilly to peck at her feet. Lilly could well have an infection of sorts but it is really essential that Lilly visits an avian vet to have this looked at as soon as possible. Do you have an avian vet close to you?
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Re: parrot concern
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 12:02:52 PM »

Hi and welcome, its wise to look at her environment and see if there's anything physical that could be causing this firstly, does she have poop or anything on her feet. Give her a bathe or a spray down and see if that helps.

Next thing is to look at anything in her world (including you and the room she is housed) and see if anything has changed, even to the smallest change, that could be causing her anxiety and a reason to peck.

Does she have an avian lamp? what food does she eat?

This all needs to be done relatively quickly because if there is nothing evident in her environment you need to take her to an avian vet to rule any illness out.

It could be her hormones too, but as Jack says there's so many possible causes. Keep us updated
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 03:45:54 PM »

ty for yr comments on lilly there av been no envirement changes at all i feed her on johnson& jeff low sunflower blend fresh fruite & veg our nearest avian vet is 30 -40 miles away her perches are 2same size 1 smaller i av sprayed her to c if it helps
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 09:02:45 PM »

Hi and welcome from me too
Can you maybe add a pic of her feet ?
I once cared for a grey who had been fed 'not the best' and he tried amputating his own leg from the internal damage this had caused him.
Do you use a avian UV lamp ?
And What fresh foods do you feed ? And do you give him your food too ?
I will add the grey i cared for made a full recovery xx


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Re: parrot concern
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 09:01:24 AM »

 It's very rare I give advice out on here now .
But like you've been told by others on here .They can really chew at their feet  to a serious state .
Our avian vet is 55miles away but we know we can trust her and yes it's bloody inconvenient ,but we make that journey
We feed As30 from Scarlett's which as no sunflower or peanuts in .
Please get this bird checked out asap 
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 11:40:31 AM »

i never said vet was inconvenience i am pensioner and as limited transport lilly will b checked later today
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 04:46:17 PM »

i never said vet was inconvenience i am pensioner and as limited transport lilly will b checked later today
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How did Lilly get on ? Xx


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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 04:56:21 PM »

Yes how did you get on ?

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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 05:13:15 PM »

Yes how did you get on ?
Which Avian vet do you use

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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2016, 09:05:29 PM »

Would be good to hear an update on Lilly.


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