gouldian fledgling foot problem

by monte brown
(newnan, ga)

i have a gouldian that has left the nest, it's big toe as i would call it is pushed forward on both feet, seem to have balance issues. is there anything i should do or is this something that cannot be corrected?

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Sep 14, 2009
by: Linda

You won't know if anything can be done until you take him to an Avian Vet in your area. This may be something he grows out of, and the only way to know is to take him to the vet. As expensive as these finches are, it would be in your and his best interests to make appointment and let the vet take a look and maybe a quick xray. For a bird this small, all charges, except the office call, will also be small. He could even have an infection in his feet that needs to be treated.

Let us know what vet says and how the little guy does.


Sep 13, 2009
Finch with foot problem
by: The Vet

It may be too late to correct it if he has fledged. You can try having a veterinarian put splints and bandages, but it may not work.

Dr B

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