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Bird not walking properly. Limping and not placing pressure
Bird not walking properly. Limping and not placing pressure on right foot. The night before she was normal. The next morning there was a problem. … read more
Dr. Ryan
Dr. Ryan
General Practice, Emergency Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,377 satisfied customers
My love bird injured one of her toes it's as sliced open and
My love bird injured one of her toes it's as sliced open and began to heal but now is looking bud and black and swollen and she is now pecking at it I think it needs to be amputated … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,182 satisfied customers
Around 9pm my bird (sun conure) had flown to a door at the
Around 9pm my bird (sun conure) had flown to a door at the last min and a family memeber didnt see her fly onto to the top of it and started to close it. Once my bird began to scream she realized she … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,182 satisfied customers
My bird has swollen feet and the toes are starting to fall
my bird has swollen feet and the toes are starting to fall off … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
42,736 satisfied customers
My cockatiel, Joey, got scared by a rat two nights ago (even
My cockatiel, Joey, got scared by a rat two nights ago (even though he was covered up). He got quite a fright, and it looks as though he has broken a toenail off his foot. There was quite a bit of blo… read more
Hawkedoc
Hawkedoc
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98 satisfied customers
My canary flew out of the cage while I was cleaning it. This
My canary flew out of the cage while I was cleaning it. This is not the first time, and I scooped him up and returned him to the cage. He now is not using his left foot to perch consistently. It appea… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My 2 y/o shut the closet door on our conures foot (Kiwi was
My 2 y/o shut the closet door on our conure's foot (Kiwi was perched on top) and he slammed it shut. Kiwi is putting partial weight on it (maybe 10-15%). The skin on the bottom of his foot is sheared … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
4,996 satisfied customers
new blister like area on bottom of foot in the middle. partial
new blister like area on bottom of foot in the middle. partial weight bearing only. bird age is less than 6 weeks.… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,531 satisfied customers
I have a parakeet for the past 10 years plus.... he is very
I have a parakeet for the past 10 years plus.... he is very friendly etc... Question; One of his feet seems to be scrunched up...when he is standing on his perch he only uses his good leg (It almost l… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,531 satisfied customers
I rescued an English Budgie from a pet store 4 wks today.
I rescued an English Budgie from a pet store 4 wks today. They said his foot was broken, you could see the toe flapping backwards. He's gotten worse, both feet are injured and now one or two toes on e… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One
My roosters are getting swollen knuckles in their feet. One older bird is so bad he has lost the first knuckles on one foot. The youngest rooster is fine. They are all separated, too and the two roost… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
We have a family of magpies which visit us and we feed them.
We have a family of magpies which visit us and we feed them. One of the babies recently injured his foot and the back claw is sticking up rather than out (to balance the bird) - therefore he can't use… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
conure: my 10 month..10 month old..favoring..he moves about his cage
hello, I just notice that my 10 month old conures R front inner tow is limp. It hugs the outer toe and he does not have control of it. He is not limping or favoring it and he moves about his cage, cli… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
cockatiel: long human hair wrapped tightly around his leg..swollen
My son's cockatiel got a long human hair wrapped tightly around his leg near the claw and when trying to untangle it the small claw got broken off 2 days ago.It started to bleed but we stopped it.Now … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
i found a small blue parakeet outside of a store. i have had
i found a small blue parakeet outside of a store. i have had him 10 days. he wont let me hold him. i left the door of the cage open today, he was out for about 2 hrs. when i went to catch him again to… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,940 satisfied customers
Several weeks ago, I noticed that my zebra finch had a toe
Several weeks ago, I noticed that my zebra finch had a toe that had turned grayish black and that toe looked stiff and was not curling around the branch. Taking him to a vet would be very stressful fo… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
My cat caught a fledgling mockingbird, probably 2-3 days out
My cat caught a fledgling mockingbird, probably 2-3 days out of the nest but not flying yet. Wings seem unbroken. He is not showing any signs of internal distress. He has a broken foot (not leg). Shou… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
parrot: does not seem to have discomfort, cant grasp
just picked up my Quacker parrot from boarding, she/he has a mangled foot. All toes face forward and overlap in funny directions. does not seem to have discomfort, cant grasp but can kind of hang on /… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
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Dr. Bob

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