paralysis of leg in love birds

by Roks
(Guwahati, Assam, India)

I have a pair of Lutino peach face love birds. Off late the female bird have developed paralysis in her right leg. how should i treat the bird ? we do not have proper avian vets here. plz advice.


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Jan 19, 2015
paralysis of a parrot's leg
by: Anonymous

my parrot got injured because of a running fan and now his legs are not at all responding, we doubt that his legs got paralyzed so what to do now? And will he get healthy again?

Editor's note: You will need to Find an Avian Vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

Mar 04, 2013
Facial Paralysis
by: Anonymous

My Latino cockatiel is turning 13 this may. She is a healthy little bird. One night before putting her to bed i noticed her left eye was droopy and her feathers surrounding the left side of her head were droopy too. She was fine an hour before i noticed this. The next day i take her the vet she says shes never seen it before, it might be a stroke or a clot that caused nerve damage, but had no answers or remedy's. What can i do to help her? What might have caused this? Could it be temporary?

Can someone give me some answers? haha
thank you!

Jun 14, 2012
what happen to my parrot
by: vaibhav

hello i have a parrot i rear my bird when it get out side from the egg he is so strong i go to some place and i give my parrot to my friend when i come i see tat he is so tired and he trying to stand but it not
stand e do note move her left leg and he do not bend this leg i dont know what happen can u tell me he can live can he repair his leg what i do i dont which decease e is suffring i go the doctor they are sying it get paralysic in her led but i think he broke her leg becauae his move there leg but so slow can u tell what i dow to there food csn give me some tips please give me fast becouse it is too late and i love my parrot

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Sep 13, 2009
Leg paralysis
by: The Vet

Treatment is going to depend on what the cause of the paralysis. First, a veterinarian needs to diagnose the problem. This can be done with a physical exam and x-rays. Many different things can cause this such as a tumor, an injury or possibly an egg.

This question can only be answered by a visit to a vet.

Dr B

Sep 13, 2009
Paralysis of leg of love bird
by: Roks

Thank you for your reply. The possibility of getting her leg injured due to a fall or getting caught in someting within or outside the cage is remote. The pair hatched a clutch of four babies recently about 15 days back. The lameness of the leg was first noticed during this period. However the babies did not survive and died soon after about 10 days due to this handicap of the hen. I have never hand fed bird babies before and hence did not try. For nesting I have provided them with an earthen pot and they are caged in a flight cage measuring 5ft X 5ft X 6ft. Diet consists of both seeds, veggies and fruits. Calcium supplements are given mixed with the water approx 3 times a week. A vet friend has said it can be a case of avian gout but he hasnt recommended me any medication. Could you please advice.


Sep 12, 2009
by: Linda

I am sorry to hear about your little bird's leg. There is not much we can do for you in this matter as it is beyond our expertise. It would be best if you could take her to an Avian Vet to have it examined. Possibly this is a result of an injury that will get better in time. Has she fallen or got leg caught in something in or outside of cage?

I really wish there was more we could do for you, and there is not. Just keep watching the leg, and hopefully it will clear up on its own.

Thanks for writing, and wish we could be of more help to you.


Sep 12, 2009
Avian vet in India
by: Tracie

There are some vets on this website below. Please call them and see if they know of a vet that treats birds.

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