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Old 05-23-2015, 12:12 PM
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1 of my budgies keeps chewing his feet, what does this mean?
Should I be worried?

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Old 05-23-2015, 02:03 PM
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Do the feet look clean and healthy with no visible sores? While preening, budgies also look after their feet as part of their hygiene, they do preen their feet.

If your budgie is obsessively biting his feet, then something could be wrong.
He could have mites or have some type of injury on his feet that makes him pick at them. Hopefully that's not the case.
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aluz has summed it up perfectly for you.
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can you possibly post a picture of his feet for us to see/ Is it one foot all the time or both ?
As Aluz has said yes they do preen their feet !
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Will try and catch a photo of his feet, Giggles is nibbling his feet but Geoffrey isn't at all, although he is moulting at the moment, could this have something to do with it.?
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The time a had a budgie that was chewing on his feet, he had a leg injury. I did get him vet care for the problem. Your bird may have some other reason for chewing his feet, but am just stating one reason why he may be doing it.
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Photo of my boy is attached, hope it good enough.
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My budgies are always preening their feet and I playfully ask them if they taste like chicken lol
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From what I can see, his feet look fine in the picture and it sounds as though he's simply preening them.
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I agree with Deb, the feet look good. No swelling, dryness or long nails. Seems to be perching contentedly and happy. Sometimes a small feather or thread can become entangled in the toes or feet. But to me the feet look fine and you have a happy budgie that is very cute I might add
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