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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30380
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I'm sorry, I'm trying to be as brief as possible. I'll have a question about our Amazon in a few minutes:). Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Polly needs the attention of an avian-oriented vet (please see here: who can perform a cytology - a microscopic exam of a small sample of the skin surface of the feet - to see if there are abnormal numbers of either bacteria or yeast and then treat specifically for those infectious agents. It's possible, too, that Polly has become obsessive compulsive and requires psychotherapeutic drugs which can be prescribed by the vet as well. Ectoparasites such as mites are not commonly found in our pet birds.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Hi Milli,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin