Canary with twisted back claw
(Fuerteventura Canary Islands)
showing only gripping with left foot
Just got my new Canary home and put him in his cage and then noticed that on his right foot, the back claw does not grip the perch as the other does. On closer examination it seems to be either deformed or it was previously broken and now it twists to one side across the top of the front claws.
This does not seem to cause him a problem at the moment and he can perch using the front claws but what I would like to know before I get attached to him, is, is it better to return him and get one that is perfect. I am concerned that this could cause him problems in the future, or are my fears unfounded?
Lost my other canary at 8 years of age 2 years ago and it has taken me this long to save the money for a new one. There is a crisis where I live in the Canary Islands (!!) and I would not be able to afford vets fees so need to know what would be the best thing to do.
As I said he seems happy enough and can get about fine, but my concern is about problems in the future.
Please, please advise me what I should do.
Rina in Fuerteventura