Only uses one leg, Why???
by Leslie Simpkins
My parakeet, General, has been limping for a day and now won't walk on it at all. He holds his leg up and to the side. I touch it and move it and he dosen't scream or squak so I don't think there is any pain. He is a singer and hasn't stopped. He's a very cheerful and happy bird. Also there is no color/temp changes in his feet. They look the same.
I don't recall any accident or injury. He is only about 5 months old. We got him around 5 weeks ago at a pet store and they said that he was 3-4 months old. I did read that with out verying sized purches parakeets can get cramps in there feet. Is that true and could that still be what is bothering him? Is there something I can do to try to identify pain, or are there tell-tail signs other than him not using the foot?
Please and thank you in advance!!