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Unilateral paresis (weakness) or paralysis of a foot or leg can be caused by trauma, either skeletal or soft tissue, infection (bumblefoot) or gout in a joint of that foot or leg, sciatic nerve compression (common in the parakeet, rare in other species), and spinal neoplasia (cancer) although bilateral effects are more common. An avian vet (please see here: www.aav.org) will need to carefully palpate Nino's leg from toes to hip seeing if fractures, bruising, or swelling is present. X-rays may be needed. You may read that nutritional imbalances may be responsible as well - particularly a deficiency in vitamin B complex and calcium. If present, these deficiencies can result in neuropathy and pathologic fracturing of bones but simple trauma is the most common cause of what you're seeing, Jaime. What has Nino's diet consisted of, please?
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Thank you. That looks good. Here are some other ideas: hard boiled egg yolk, pancakes and cornbread, the tops of fresh greens, dairy products such as yogurt and cheese, fresh fruits such as apples, pears, melon, kiwi, and berries, vegetables such as carrots, beets, asparagus, cabbage, and squash, and even tiny pieces of meat. We should be able to rule out a dietary problem involving his current disorder. Please continue our conversation if you wish.