pet health


Question by  worker8534 (27)

What could be the cause of my parakeet's scaly legs and beak?

My pet bird has always looked this way. Is this an abnormality which will cause health problems?


Answer by  PaintedRoadkill (504)

As I see it the scaling could be one of two things. It could be something as simple as a form of "dry skin" and you might need a better environment to live in. The second thing it could be is a fungus. Either way I would suggest at least calling a vet to get their opinion.


Answer by  Rathjinngmailcom (234)

This could be a case of "Scaly Face" which is caused by mites. You would need to see a vet to have it treated correctly.


Answer by  Kris22 (90)

Scaly legs and beaks on parakeets is a sign of Parakeet Mites or Burrowing Mites. To treat this condition you can buy sprays at your local pet store and spray the cage but this treatment is only temporary. Make sure the spray is for your pet and not the cage for a cure.


Answer by  Cheerio (81)

Parakeet's legs are suppose to be a bit scaly, but not abnormal looking. The beak however should not resemble scales. The beak should be hard, smooth and intact; if it is not please consult an Avian Vet this might be a health concern, such as mites.

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