Baby Lovebird Foot
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Hi, I have a baby lovebird from the last clutch that I hand-fed and raised that is now a day over 8 weeks old. He/she will not open it's foot properly for the two toes in front and two in the back. He/she has all four toes facing front and can stand okay, but is not very stable when perching. I've seen this happen before on another baby, but the toes eventually opened properly, but before 8 weeks. I'm a little concerned that this hasn't happened yet as it's been after 8 weeks now. Have you heard of this before? If so, will he/she still eventually open the toes properly on it's own, or is this a birth defect? Anything that I can do? I appreciate your advice.