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Pale nail

Postby DanaandPod » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:25 pm

One of my parrot's nails is growing pale in color. Could this be a sign of some kind of vitamin deficiency? Or something else? :meyers:
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Re: Pale nail

Postby Pajarita » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:39 am

Hmmm, never heard of a bird's claw that changed color... But I would say that as long as there is no swelling, no crack in the nail [it can happen along the length of it and go all the way down into the nail bed] and no favoring of that foot [indicating no pain], I would not worry overmuch. I would keep an eye on it and if it gets worse, I would take the bird to a vet because, for all I know, it could be a symptom of an infection.
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Re: Pale nail

Postby DanaandPod » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:07 pm

Thanks. Ill vet him if any of those signs appear. I think its an harmless oddity. I just didnt know if any deficiencies have been known to cause this.
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