Injured budgie foot

by Chris Churchill

We had an accident in the house about 6 weeks ago when my African gray bit off one of my budgies toes. We went to the emergency vet and had the toe cleanly amputated. We've done the follow up trips to the vet and given him all his mess. The vet says he's fine but he doesn't like putting weight on his injured foot. Is this going to be permanent? Will it get better? Should he be using the foot like normal by now? Is it time for another trip to the vet?

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Sep 02, 2011
Thanks Doc.
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your info. However, the very next day, he started trusting the foot again. Now he's an upbeat, healthy bird with an occasional misstep because of assuming he's still got that toe. And I think thats about as good as he'll get. It was right at six weeks too. Thanks for the advice, though.

Aug 26, 2011
Budgie with amputated foot
by: The Avian Vet

You should take him in for a recheck. Toe and foot injuries are very painful but should be useable after 6 weeks.

Dr B

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