IRN not using foot properly
Hi, Last week we bought 2 Indian Ringneck Parakeets. We have a green one who is 4 months old and a blue one who is 3 months old. Both birds were fine when we got them home but now the blue bird keeps raising his foot. He (i just call him he as i dont know their sexes!) has a ring on the leg he is having an issue with.
I took him to the vet, she was happy he was healthy and said the ring wasnt too tight. Now I have noticed that the green bird keeps biting the blue birds foot. How can I help them to get along? and what can I do to help the blue bird, I assume he has recieved a nasty bite. The vet did offer to remove his ring but said as it was correctly fitted it was fine, she also said that she would have to put the bird to sleep to get it off which IMO is too big a risk for such a small animal.
Vets bills are not an issue as we have health insurance for our birds but I would be greatful for more information from someone with an obvious interst in parrots. Thanks :)