Cathy - Lorikeet lame
(Perth, Western Australia)
Other than her feet she seems ok...
Hi, I have 2 rainbow lorrikeets. Lorry is 7-8yrs old & Smarty is 1yr old. Other than being in separate cages they are both cared for/cleaned/fed/housed etc exactly the same. The day before yesterday I notic the younger one, Smarty, was spending a bit of time on the bottom of her cage. The next day (yesterday) she was still behaving thesame way. I took her out of the cage around lunch time and realised she isn't using her feet properly. Today its like they dont work at all. She is permanently on the cage floor. She cannot use her feet to climb, its like they are paralised. Her legs are fine, but because of her feet she has great difficulty standng therefore rolls to her side. I do not have a clue what has happened. I am the only oe who has been handling her, so she hasn't been dropped or anything. Does anyone have any idea as to the cause of this?