budgie parakeet's hurt foot

by Saba

My male budgie parakeet has had trouble with a hurt foot in the past but later on he started using it normally. One week ago he seemed to have hurt that same foot again. There is not discoloration in that foot, he is eating normally, and he has no trouble flying. He just doesn't use the hurt foot and I don't know what to do.

His female companion doesn't help the situation by continually forcing him off his perch and not letting him rest. We have started to leave the cage door open at night so that he can sleep without being disturbed by her, but it has started to get chillier and chillier in the evenings.

Please let me know what I should do to help him and whether I should take him to a vet.

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Oct 02, 2011
Please help
by: Anonymous

I have 4 parakeets I just brought 3 of them yesterday but one of them seems to have gotten hurt when the guy that breeds them caught it. He is walking on his foot and is trying to climb but his toes does not opening like they should Idk what to do and I am very worried about him I separate him from the other birds and placed his perches low and his food and water low but Idk what else to do

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May 25, 2011
Budgie sore foot and diareha
by: Miranda

My 6 year old budgie hurt it's food, I have taken her to the vet for an examination and was advised that she can't see anything being broken but can clearly see her favorite the other foot. I was told to give it 2 days and then to call her back where she may refer me to an Avian Vet for an xray. The problem is, my budgie has had sever diahrea for 2 days straigh, she will eat somewhat but I have to make her drink the water. I can tell that she is beyond tired of always resting on the other foot but she won't walk on the bottom of her cage where i have also placed food and a blanket. I don't know what to do. I need some guidance because I'm afraid she's going to give up through the night but the vet said 2 days. Please Help me.

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Dec 16, 2009
my budgie
by: breanna!..

my budgie has a hurt foot, he was fidgeting around and somehow hurt his leg.it is purple where all his toes and his leg meet.im thirteen and cant concentrate till my bird is all better and the avian vet is 2 hours away from here and the petland told me to leave it in his cage to get better,how do i deal with it i feel really bad.how do i treay my bird?!

May 10, 2009
Birds Ingured foot
by: Anonymous

My parakeet got his foot stuck on the door of his cage struggled then got it out on his own but the next day he wasn't using it It doesn't look broke. Is there anything I can do because not used to me yet and flies all over the cage if I put my hand in the cage

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Apr 17, 2008
Budgie foot problem
by: The Vet

Yes, he needs to go to an avian veterinarian. Lameness in budgies is frequently cause by tumors (cancer growths) within the abdomen that grow large enough to put pressure on the nerves that supply the leg. It is also possible that this is an injury or even a bumblefoot lesion.

Your veterinarian should give him an exam and take x-rays.

You should look especially at the bottom of his feet to check for bumble foot (pododermatitis). If your birds have a variety of perches, no dowels, and a cement pedicure perch to sleep on, then bumblefoot is not likely.

I recommend that you, for now, separate the two birds so the well one cannot pick on the “sick†one.

Dr B

Apr 17, 2008
Saba's parakeets
by: Marcia

Saba I think it wouldn't hurt to take him to the vet to have him looked at.I think it would be a good idea to seperate them because the other parakeet could be the cause of his injury.


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