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have a 5 yr old female cockatiel, she has developed on a leg/foot

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have a 5 yr old female cockatiel, she has developed on a leg/foot large blister like pustules that have been there for a couple of years
she now has some that have gotten very large and appear to be bursting or opening from her biting at it
Hello, I'm Dr. Gregg and I am going to try to help you tonight. While I cannot diagnose moochie without seeing her, from your description, I would be suspicious of gout. In birds it is a kidney problem and related to diet. What do you feed moochie?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Standard Cockatiel seed mix, with daily pellet addition


a little fresh corn,brocoli, apples every couple of days, some fresh roasted almonds, but she loves bread

Thanks for that information. Seed mix is a poor diet for a cockatiel and the pellets may not be able to make up for seeds shortcomings. If this is gout you are going to need the help of a veterinarian experienced in treating birds. Gout would mean moochie has kidney disease and is in need of medical help.
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Hi Robert,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Moochie. How is everything going?

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