Blue Macaw grip release problem
by Jeremy Weyrauch
(Spokane, WA USA)
My Blue & Gold Macaw Miranda (male) appears to have an infrequent problem releasing his grip when using his right foot. For example I will be holding him and then escorting him to the floor, to his cage, to somewhere and his right foot just doesn't release. It stays tightly gripping my arm or hand and then his left one is fine.
He seems to panic a little and doesn't bite me, but puts his mouth on my finger when I try to help him.
It's very unusual. I am not sure it's even medical as in maybe he just doesn't want to let go, but it's a little weird though too. It strikes me as being involuntary.
That leads me to wonder is it neurological? A pinched nerve in his foot? Something else? Just him not letting go?
Anyway I didn't find any post about it so far so any feedback would be appreciated.