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Something happened where I accidentally got log. Let's start again I have this bird I name the bird big boy seems like a good bird name I guess but it was I've had this board since 2003 since my mom passed away it favorite it's right foot and I think it was sprained but it seems to put its weight on his right foot now it now as I'm looking at it the still hanging on the cage with its beak rent around the cage is though it's trying to help itself breathe I don't know what to do I'll do what I can but if it's lived his life expectancy I can handle it since 2003 till now
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Big Boy is past life expectancy and so any number of age-related disorders could be affecting him. When unilateral paresis (weakness)/paralysis is seen in parakeet, a renal tumor impinging on the nerve plexus that gives rise to the sciatic nerve which innervates the affected leg is an important consideration. His clinking to the cage with his beak indicated profound weakness rather than respiratory compromise. He'll need the attention of an avian vet (www.aav.org) but regretfully, he may not be able to come home with you. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Thank you I appreciate your response even if it is or is not timely or anything but thank you for your response and I know that even if I took him to the vet lays you say sir he will end up passing away anyway at the veterinary hospital or am I home I will just make him comfortable but I do appreciate the response sir thank you very much as a tear rolls down my face I know it seems silly but after my mom passed away I got a bird because I was lonely and now if it passes away I'll have nothing that depends on me at all but I guess it is happening because of time and I do appreciate your answer sir thank you sincerely ***** ***** Mosher Syracuse New York

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