Ask Dr. Dobson: Sun Conure Toenails

Hello Dr. Dobson,

I’ve been noticing lately that my Sun Conure has one toenail on each foot that is curling under at an abnormal angle, even though they have been recently trimmed.  It doesn’t seem to be an issue for her now, but I’m concerned that as they grow longer it will affect her perching and walking. Is there a way to fix this before it gets worse? Please let me know soon!

Thank you!


As nails become over grown, it is recommended regular nail trims are done to prevent any complications for your bird. On average, nail trims are recommended every three to four months.

If you are concerned about the abnormal angle, we would recommended bringing in your bird so that can better understand your concern. Without seeing the nails, its difficult to tell you if it is normal or abnormal nail growth.

Please keep a close watch and call to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

Thank you

RiverWoods Pet Hospital Staff

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