Found parrot on road with paralysed legs.

by Sachin Soni
(Rawatbhata, Rajasthan, India)

3 days back I found a parrot lying on road.I took it home and found both of the legs paralysed, Atonic. Now feeding well. A very feeble movement is noticed in one claw when placed under water. It flies well and hangs with its beak.Vet adviced multivitamins and said it will recover in a week or two. Need your valuable advice. From- Rajasthan,India.

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Sep 22, 2010
Parrot found in road
by: The Avian Vet

This does not sound like something it will recover from. You should have him examined by an avian veterinarian to determine the extent of the injury and treat accordingly.

Dr B

Sep 18, 2010
Found parrot on road with paralysed legs.
by: Linda

Hopefully the vet you took your bird to is an Avian(Bird) Vet as regular dog and cat vets are not licensed or trained in the care of birds and will not make correct diagnosis' or treatment plans. If you need help in finding one, there is a link on this site for help in finding an Avian Vet in your driving area.

The reason I say this is that whatever happened to this bird is serious and is either the result of a stroke or an injury, so bird needs the care of an Avian Vet so he can be brought back to health. Make sure your bird is eating high quality organic pelleted diet with a few dark green, yellow and orange veggies to get him into optimum health. Tracie sells several kinds of organic pellets on this site and here is link on changing birds from low quality seed diet to the high quality pelleted diet:

Switching Birds to Pellets article

The above article was written by an Avian Vet, and the change takes time. If feeding Harrison's organic pellets, there is no need for vitamin/mineral supplements though it would be good to continue those until bird is eating mostly pellets and few seeds. Your bird was probably starving out there, so make sure he eats well whatever he is eating. Feed NO people food or spicy foods as these will hurt him and make him very ill. Feed him only food made for or recommended for a Parrot.

Thanks for writing and for helping this bird as I am very proud of you and wish you all the best with your new found friend.


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