A baby parakeet cant walk well
(Whittier, California, United States)
One of our parakeet couples had its babies about 2/3 months agao. And and the second youngest decided to come out of its nest as soon as it could walk. When we saw the babay outside, we decided to put it back in because its feathers still hadn't completely grown. But the baby just kept getting out. So finally after the thrid time, she stayed inside the nest.
But she came out again about a week later. This time, her first feathers had almost completed their growth. She was walking normaly except she had a lot of dried poop on its toes. I thought her own parents would help take of the poop off from the baby like they had done previosly. I waited for two days but they didn't do anything. So I got the parakeet and took off the poop.
At first she didn't stand up, but then she began moving. However this week, i began to notice she looks really tired and would spend her whole time laying down on the floor when she isnt eating.I though it was because it was from the heat, even though they are located under an orange tree. Then i noticed that she would refuse to walk. So i thought she had slpayed legs and i checked her today but her legs were fine. The problem seemed to come from her feet, they did not have any force.
Her feet seem to be really week and they dont grab on to anything. so she sticks to the part of the cage that has a solid floor. When i carry her, she wont bite me but just lays down, with her legs under her, but her toes are facing inwards. She eats and drinks water, but struggles to get to the water. Today her feather wer puffed up and she looked really tired. What is wrong with her and what can I do to help her?