bronze winged pionus

by MAZ

My first nest of Bronze Winged Pionus babies seem to have weak legs, and one is twisted, is there anything I can do in the future to avoid this?????

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Aug 12, 2011
Pionus babies with weak legs
by: The Avian Vet

This can be caused by genetics, poor nutrition or inappropriate nest material. Aspen is the best nest material. If they are normal when you take them from the parents but develop this in the brooder, then you are not feeding a good formula and you are not keeping them on the appropriate substrate. The only substrate I recommend and sell is Dri-Dek.
If it is genetic and happening in all clutches, then you will not want to continue breeding this pair. You can pair them with different mates. It could also be that the parents are not being fed a good diet. They should be on pellets like Harrison's or Roudybush.

Dr B

Aug 10, 2011
bronze winged pionus
by: Linda

I suggest a trip to the Avian Vet with them because this is not normal in any way. These babies may end up crippled for life or dead in the nest.

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Hopefully, you are feeding them baby parrot formula with a syringe and making sure they are getting enough calcium which the formula will provide.

If the parents are feeding, then hopefully you are feeding a high quality organic pelleted diet like Harrison's found here. If they are eating all seed diet with or without veggies, there could be a serious dietary problem.

Please get them to an avian vet quickly as babies die quickly from infections which may be causing this. Infections cause weakness, and babies won't last long.

Let us know how this goes,


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