I think my lovebird has a broken toe

possible broken toe?

possible broken toe?

Hello, Two days ago I came home and found out that my bird cage had fallen to the floor twice. I have 2 lovebirds and one of them is laying eggs so we have a nest box for her. as I was looking at her yesterday I noticed that her long toe is swollen and when she walks it bends to the side. She can move the toe still but I can tell she is having trouble getting around her cage a bit and tries not to use that leg. What sould I do. Woul this heal on its own? I've tried contacting several vets but around my area there aren't any avian doctors. Please Help.

Thank you

Attached please find photo of left toe

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Feb 28, 2009
Lovebird with broken toe
by: The Vet

Your bird needs to be examined by a veterinarian. This is not something that you should allow to heal on its own. She needs pain management and to be examined to see if there is other trauma caused by the accident.


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