Skin Peeling on Foot?

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HorseCrazyAshay
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Skin Peeling on Foot?

Postby HorseCrazyAshay » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:44 am

Alrighty. Just a while ago, I was looking at Nippy and noticed that the skin on one of her claws/feet was sort of peeling off; the kind of peeling you might see on your own hand. The rough part was peeling off and underneath it the foot is peach-colored. Nippy was showing a slight discomfort, resting with the foot up and softly preening the hanging skin.

I wanted to ask if this is anything serious, or should we leave it to heal back itself? And is there a specific reason for this happening? I'd noticed that the pine-tree branches that I'd put in were a tad sharp and rough, so I tried shaving off the spiky part and wrapping is with tape as to not let it be uncomfortable. :?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :D

sanjays mummi
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Re: Skin Peeling on Foot?

Postby sanjays mummi » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:25 pm

He needs a veterinary check up to rule out Scaly Foot.

MissK
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Re: Skin Peeling on Foot?

Postby MissK » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:23 pm

Vet can also help if medicine is needed to combat or prevent infection. Bird foot problems can be much more serious than you might think.
-MissK


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