We have a 7 year budgie, who is free-flying for part of the day and until now has been very healthy. Recently we took him to get his claws trimmed - one of them bled but was quickly stopped. Now we have noticed that he is unable to stand properly on his right leg. It is almost as though the foot gets cramp - as it doesn't open properly when he wants to stand on it - causing him difficulty.
He seems okay once he is on his perch but he can no longer walk on a flat surface or on the surface of his wire cage. We cannot see any discolouration on the surface of his foot nor any swelling. I would appreciate any help you can give as the nearest avian vet is quite a distance from us and I have difficulty travelling.