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Hi there. My name is***** to hear that Xica is having troubles with his toes. I will do my best to help with your question. First I have a few questions to help me better understand your situation.
1) Which foot and which toes appear to be affected? Are the toes completely missing?
2) Is Xica currently bleeding from the site?
3) What species of parrot is Xica?
4) Is Xica known to have any other health problems? Or on any medications?
Okay. Does she appear otherwise in a stable condition: alert, responsive, eating? Or does she appear quiet and depressed?
Are you able to take a photo of her toes at all and upload it here?
Hmm. I definitely do not like the sound of those fleshy coloured toes. Does she appear itchy? Do you see her doing more grooming than normal, or even feather plucking?
The biggest concern about missing toes, particular ones that have been bitten off, is the risk of infection to the remaining bones of the toe. We call this "osteomyelitis" and is very painful and serious. Birds are unfortunately very good at hiding their pain as an adaptation to survival (they do not want to look vulnerable in the wild). With osteomyelitis, the infection tends to start from the wound and progress upwards (ascending) towards the body. It usually requires a course of antibiotics to stop the infection. The best way to assess if there is bone infection is with an xray at your local vet. It sounds like from the condition of her feathers, that it she might benefit from a general check-up as well.
I would do. It is a good idea to keep her from accidentally knocking her toes at high speed and injuring them any further. I'm sure the vet will be happy to clip her wings for you at her check-up if you are having trouble at home.
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