Baby Quaker curled feet

I have a 7 week old baby quaker baby that I'm hand feeding. Her feet kind of fold/curl to the side and she doesn't seem to want to perch on our finger. When she walks her feet don't go straight out in front of her they stay kind of curled...not in a fist...flat but curled to the side. Is this because she is only 7 weeks old or is this more than that....if so is there something we can do to correct it?

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Nov 05, 2010
Quaker parrot with culred feet
by: The Avian Vet

No. this is not an age issue. Your bird has a problem and you need to have him seen by an avian veterinarian immediately. This could be nutritional, genetic, or injury.

Dr B

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Nov 01, 2010
Keeping quaker in good health..
by: Anonymous

Your baby quaker needs to go to the vet ,there they can decide an give you the best advice how to help.

Oct 30, 2010
Baby Quaker curled feet
by: Linda

You need to take your bird to an Avian Vet immediately so this foot can be examined and possibly xrayed to see what is what with it. The longer you wait, the worse it will get and will eventually freeze in this abnormal position. So don't wait any longer to see an Avian Vet.

Also, baby birds have to have wire to stand on when they are being handfed. Just welded wire that is large enough so the toes and feet do not become caught in it is fine. The sides can be bent down so it will fit in a fish tank or brooder. Birds kept on flat surfaces do not learn how to close their toes properly, and it causes many problems with feet and legs.

Before doing anything, please take this baby to an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Ask them about the wire grate or what they suggest for his foot. Otherwise, you will have a crippled bird for life.


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