Parakeet Flaky feet and Hole in Face!

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by BigBirddy, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. BigBirddy

    BigBirddy New Egg

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    My bird has a foot that is flaky almost like dried white moss on foot, it keeps scratching at it. Only one foot is infected the other seems fine. It has a wound on its face. Its dark black and no blood at all. it seems to cover half its left face from beak to below the eye. Eye sight hasn't been affected.

    he's very sad and stays at bottom of cage, he still climbs around.

    What's wrong with him? I tried taking photos


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  2. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VET!!!!! look for a vet that does birds (parrots) the sooner the better,
    parrots are not like dogs or cats,parrots body runs faster which means they can die very fast!!!
    In the mean time, heat, give the bird heat, eighty five degrees but let him have space to walk away from the heat also.
    Never had mites but maybe someone did on this site, that could give you more infor. To me it looks like mites, but I could be total wrong.
    THE BEST THING TO DO IS SEE A VET VERY SOON LIKE YESTERDAY SOON,
    KNOWING FIRST HAND, YOU CAN NOT WAIT WITH PARROTS, I HAVE LOST MANY WEEKENDS WHEN MY VET IS CLOSED, THATS WHEN I LOSE THEM.
    TIME IS EVERYTHING
    GOOD LUCK
     
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  3. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take in to the vets asap. the foot looks like the band maybe too tight but it also could be mites. the beak looks like mites. both of these should be treated at a vets. call around and get costs but do get him in or cull him. poor bird. [​IMG]
     
  4. BigBirddy

    BigBirddy New Egg

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    Its a parakeet and we live in a rural area. I called around to the closest vet and its closed Saturday and Sunday. I'll wait tomorrow. If its mite i ussually treat them once a week when i clean there cages i put some on there neck.
     
  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry if I am speaking out of line,
    Parrots, can get liver damage with the wrong dewormer or to much.parrots are so not like chickens, any thing can inlarge a liver, its best for a vet to see him, to much meds can kill him if its needed at all.
    I had a cockatail that had worms, this was not what he looked like, he lost weight, his bones was sticking out.my vet advised me never deworm my birds she said it can do damage to the liver, if the dose is wrong, SO PLEASE FIND A VET, UMM THE COST CAN RUN ABOUT 50 DOLLARS OR LESS, AND TESTING IS A COST BUT SOMETIMES THEY WILL ALREADY KNOW WHATS WRONG, THE MEDS WILL COST.
    BUT YOUR BIRD WILL BE HAPPY AFTER ITS ALL BETTER
    BUT IN THE MEAN TIME HE NEEDS HEAT!!!! 85 DEGRESS, THAT REDUCES STRESS, AND IT SAVES THE BIRD ENERGY (THATS A REALLY BIGGIE)
     
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  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how to get rid of mites i use it on my birds and never had mites or lice the bird in question doesnt have worms she has mites. And to just walk into a vet office cost about 50$.
     
  8. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excuse me
    Like I said sorry if I stepped over the line
    But I guess I did!!!
     
  9. BigBirddy

    BigBirddy New Egg

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    Thanks for all the advice i took him to the vet and they told me they dont treat birds! i even called ahead to make sure. So for now i"ll buy the Abba Ivermectin Solution 55 Ml. Im going to call around to other vets in the mean time. Thanks i apreciate ALL advice.
     
  10. BigBirddy

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    So it was mites and vet said to treat with Invermectin. Also to put mineral oil on feet and sides of mouth (not on beak or nose) to drown mites.
     

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