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My budgie injured his foot/leg somehow, I'm not sure what
My budgie injured his foot/leg somehow, I'm not sure what happened. He won't put weight on that foot if he can avoid it. Has also been stress panting the entire 3 - 4 weeks I've had him so far. I took… read more
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I have a young parakeet and when we bought her she seemed
I have a young parakeet and when we bought her she seemed fine. We think when she jumped down to the bottom of her cage she hurt her one foot. She hops all over and holds it straight out and can't see… read more
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My bird leg got hurt and it it up close to his belly. Unsure
My bird leg got hurt and it it up close to his belly. Unsure if it's broken what can I do to help her. … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a similar budgie query. My 6 week old budgie is
Hi Dr Dan, I have a similar budgie query. My 6 week old budgie is suddenly holding his/her leg to the side too and seems reluctant to put weight on it. Periodically he stretches the leg out and still … read more
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Hello,I have a budgie that is about 7-8 years old. Seems
Hello, I have a budgie that is about 7-8 years old. Seems to be unable to move his foot at the knee, including the foot, so it drags behind. He has been like this for a few days now. He is eating well… read more
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I have a one year old male budgie. Hes been the healthiest
I have a one year old male budgie. He's been the healthiest of my bunch, eating what others didn't, and doing things that I thought budgies couldn't do. All of a sudden, around last month or so, he su… read more
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My parakeet is limping. No trauma that we know of, eating and
My parakeet is limping. No trauma that we know of, eating and playing normally and is able to bear weight but even when perched seems as if foot will not fully flex. no discoloration. Oddly enough, we… read more
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I have a young budgie and it has whait appears to be sore right
I have a young budgie and it has whait appears to be sore right foot. It is sitting more on his left side and seems to have a swollen or lump under his right wing. I think he possibly has dislocated h… read more
Hawkedoc
Hawkedoc
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My budgie is limpy. He cant stay on the twig without falling
My budgie is limpy. He can't stay on the twig without falling off immidiately. I felt both of his legs, joints and strength. They seem identical and nothing out of places. however, his rt knee is slig… read more
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I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days.
I have a young budgie that has been out of the nest for 8 days. He is quite inactive and just sits on the bottom of the cage… read more
Dr. Elaine
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budgie: is pulling up foot to body, appears to favouring the good one
budgie is pulling up foot to body, appears to favouring the good one. uses it from time to time but not wait bearing. Can you suggest treatment… read more
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My one-year old male budgie experienced a traumatic incident
My one-year old male budgie experienced a traumatic incident in the cage. My cat landed on top of his hanging cage and he (birdie) panicked and went berserk. He is now standing on only one leg. His wi… read more
Dr. G.
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budgies: really sick:( he falls off his perch..keeps falling..cage
Dear Dr Dan, I have two budgies. One of them is really sick:( he falls off his perch all the time. He can't fly or walk properly and keeps falling over on the bottom of the cage when he tries to get b… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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My bird is holding her foot up above the perch, unwilling to
My bird is holding her right foot up above the perch very gingerly, unwilling to put any weight on it. Her foot is not curled up and I cannot see any sores on any part of her leg or foot, but I can te… read more
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My budgie got his foot stuck at the bottom of the cage and
My budgie got his foot stuck at the bottom of the cage and now cant grab the perch but he does not seem distressed… read more
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My budgerigar has a hurt leg - its claws are outstretched and
My budgerigar has a hurt leg - its claws are outstretched and he does not appear to be able to clasp with it. We noticed this a few days ago, and he has progressively become quieter and is sleeping du… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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budgie: favoring his left foot... limping..out in his cage..vet visit
I'm told by talking to Vet Techs that my 5.5 yr old budgie (Jasper) either has a broken toe/foot or it could even be the liver failing that is causing a pinched nerve... He went to bed fine last Sat n… read more
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
One of my Budgies, Eustace, has lost the use of his right
One of my Budgies, Eustace, has lost the use of his right foot- He's about 12years old and has always been healthy. He came from the pet store with an aluminum band around his leg which i cut off abou… read more
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