Why is my broken foot turning purple?

Foot injuries Sprains, strains, or dropping something onto the foot can cause bruising, which tends to make the skin appear blue or purple. Such an injury will also often cause pain and swelling.

What should I do if my parakeet has scaley feet?

Treatment usually involves an antiparasitic drug such as ivermectin. If your parakeet has an unusual appearance to its beak or feet, a veterinary examination is needed to determine the underlying cause. Scaley beak and feet that are caused by the bird mite Knemidokoptes.

How can you tell if a parakeet has health problems?

If your bird has started perching on the floor rather than on their usual go-to perch, they either have a hurt wing or are too weak to perch. Another, less drastic sign of problems is when a bird who usually perches on one leg starts to perch on two. A dirty vent – always a sign of wet or sticky droppings, which usually indicates health problems.

How can I tell if my parakeet needs a pedicure?

While a simple pedicure now and then keeps the feet themselves healthy, caring for his feet as much as you care for the rest of him gives you clues about his overall well-being. Check his feet for scales. When your parakeet’s feet look scaly, this can be the sign of parasitic mites or even a nutritional deficiency.

What causes a parakeet to have fuzzy spots on its legs?

The most common reason for this condition is a mite called Knemidokoptes. This usually appears as a fuzzy or crusty overgrowth of the tissue of the cere (the band of tissue over the beak), around the nares, around the skin of the eyes, around the vent or on the legs.

Can a parakeet get sick from changing its feathers?

Changing feathers exhausts the bird and it is much easier for him to catch some parakeet illness. While changing feathers the bird can get really nervous. He will sometimes nap a lot while changing feathers and he will be all fluffy with a lot of feathers falling off.

Treatment usually involves an antiparasitic drug such as ivermectin. If your parakeet has an unusual appearance to its beak or feet, a veterinary examination is needed to determine the underlying cause. Scaley beak and feet that are caused by the bird mite Knemidokoptes.

Can a parakeet bleed from an old injury?

As we know, these are parakeet illness symptoms but in this case there is probably nothing wrong with the bird. At times the bird will pluck old feathers. Sometimes that can cause injuries and bleeding. You can stop the bleeding by applying light pressure to the spot with a piece of cotton.

When to take a parakeet with one foot up to the vet?

If you run into any trouble with the trimming process, or if your parakeet starts refusing to put weight onto one of its feet, be sure to take him to a vet immediately. While birds do sleep with one foot up sometimes, it should not be a 24 hour a day thing.