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Question:

October 5, 2022

Kakariki


My kakariki used to pick food up and eat with her claws she doesn’t do it now seems like she can’t do it I wondered why it could be


Answer:

Hi Wendy,

When there is a change like this, it can mean something is wrong. You might want to go ahead and take her to an avian vet. If she is older, she might be getting some arthritis. Kaki’s can get overweight, and this can cause issues with her feet. They have very small legs and feet for their size, so they don’t do well if they get too heavy. Since this is enough of a change that you have noticed it, a vet check is probably in order.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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