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Bird foot disease

By some this is called gout, but it usually results from unclean cages, and from not using gravel or sand in the bottom of the cage, and scraping the perches. It is very prevalent, also, with birds which refuse to bathe themselves.

The bird's feet should be bathed in lukewarm water from time to time, leaving the feet in the water so that all matter adhering to them may be softened. It may then be removed and the foot dried with a soft cloth. See your vet if there is no improvement.