parakeet limping

by gloria
(east hartford, ct)

I have a parakeet 8 years old. he is limping on one leg and not grasping. his claw stays closed. i tried some mineral oil and then dabbed with peroxide. he got really oily on the bottom of his stomach and seems real skinny. his breast bone is showing.
what can i do to help him.

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May 21, 2011
My bird was limping
by: Mehlub

My bird was limping for 3 days her hand was open just like Arin said but all you had to do was put cold iceon her for a while every day and now her hand is much better. She's not limping anymore and is much healthier. I hope people use this to help their parakeets. I'm sure this will help parakeets. Oh yah also make sure she doesn't get out of the cage and runs around and hurt herself.

May 18, 2011
Limping bird I need help
by: Arin

My bird just started limping. I dont know what to do.her fingers are open but she's lifting it up.I really need help if someone can tell me what to do.

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Aug 23, 2008
Limping parakeet needs an avian vet
by: Tracie

Hello Gloria,

Dr. B has answer this kind of a question a few times before. First, do not use oil on your birds as it makes them oily as you said.

There are a few reasons, all of which require an avian vet to help with, that can cause what you described. You need to get your bird to an avian vet asap. Dr. B can not diagnose something like this without seeing the bird in person and running tests.

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