Bandit's Toe

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Knoxville, TN Shown: Bandit's toe

This is how Bandit's toe looks today. It has healed really nicely, and it looks as though his nail is beginning to come in but we'll have yet to see if it actually does or stays just like this.

Luckily, it's no longer bugging him at all and he shows no sign of irritation with it. We're really thankful it has healed so well.

For past articles on his toe injury, click here.

Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.

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Hi, may I request to know how many days/weeks approximately did it take for Bandit’s toe nail to grow back completely? Will a new nail always grow even if the quick completely falls out? My feathered baby’s (Hahn’s macaw) toe nail shell came off as a hollow cover and he is picking at his quick which he wouldn’t stop doing so, with or without collars, no matter how many collars I put on him. Having a hard time stopping him from picking at his quick – could you please share any tips to stop him from picking at his quick? Any info is greatly appreciated from the bottom of heart! Thanking you in advance, Charita.


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