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Peeling Feet

Discussion in 'Quaker Causeway' started by QuakerCracker, 1/25/18.

  1. QuakerCracker

    QuakerCracker Checking out the neighborhood

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    hi, I have a 5 year old female Quaker and I noticed the bottom of her feet are peeling slightly and possibly a sore or two. Recently I changed her food, it was rowdy bush pellets and now it is a mixture of diff. seeds and dried fruit. But she doesn’t eat the fruit. So is it because I changed her food and it isn’t nutritious as the rowdy bush? Or is she getting an infection or bumble foot? Or something entirely different. Because I never had this problem before. It’s also worth noting she goes to the bottom of the cage a lot, I’m not sure how to stop this behavior. It’s not because she’s getting sick, because she would always go to the bottom even when she was younger and she’s would be fine. BTW I have natural branches, so the perches aren’t the problem. Plz help.

    In the photos you can’t really see the peeling. But where the arrow is pointed I am sure it’s a sore.
     

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  2. Thugluvgrl187

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    Could she maybe have been chewing at her toes because they feel dry from running the heat possibly?
     
  3. QuakerCracker

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    @Thugluvgrl187, I don’t think it would be that since, we maintain an almost constant temperature and she’s been fine in the past with the temp
     
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    Either way I would keep an eye on her feet and if they continue to look that way I would have looked at by a vet just to make sure everything is okay. I don't know too much about bumblefoot since I've never had a bird that has had it but hopefully someone will come along that knows more about it and has more info for you.
     

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