limping african grey

by bill stark
(uk)

Hi, i have a 14month yr old male afrcian parrot , healthy, happy, eats fine and plays with us. He 'banged his right foot/leg on flying and now seems to limp/hop.
He can hold food with it and hang upside down with no pain issues but seems not to put weight down on foot.
Any advice PLEASE.
bill

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Aug 31, 2009
Limp
by: Linda

Bill, sorry to hear about your AG's injury. It would be a great idea to take him to an Avian Vet for an xray to make sure there is no hairline fracture in the leg or foot. Sounds like he might have bruised it badly, and he needs to be seen by a vet. If there is, perchance, a hairline fracture, leg will need to be immobilized for some time so it can heal. If that is the case, it could become a full-out break or compound fracture if he falls again and re-injures it.

So, I'd go ahead and take him in and have the vet check it out just to be safe. Birds are so dependent upon their legs that this could end up being a lifelong problem for him. It could also cause him to start having problems with the other leg as well. I'd be wanting to be safe rather than sorry in this case.

Keep us posted on what vet has to say.

Linda

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