Rainbow Lorikeet Broken leg

My rainbow might have a broken leg she can't stand on it I tried to catch her to have a look but she keeps flying away if she has what can I do without taking her to the vet I can't afford it

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Jan 25, 2014
by: Alex


You MUST take the bird to an avian vet as a matter of urgency, the longer you delay the more severe and constant pain the bird will be in.

Also, the longer you leave it the more likely it will heal; incorrectly and then have to be rebroken by an avian vet in surgery to be set correctly.

If you have funding problems, you will need to swallow your pride and ask a friend or family member to borrow money.

The leg may not be broken, but may still badly injured. Only an examination and x-ray will tell.

The bird needs urgent treatment and pain medication prescribed by an avian vet.

DO NOT give the bird any human pain medication as they WILL kill the bird.

Thanks for getting in contact.

Jan 24, 2014
Rainbow Lorikeet Broken leg
by: Sandra D Singh

Your Rainbow might have a broken leg but you're not sure; it could be but if it's not she could've suffered a slight stroke. Or maybe something got stuck under her foot and would prevents her from standing on it because it pains.
The only thing that you can do and should've already done was to take her to an Avian Vet. But as you said money was a problem. I wished that I could've really help you with some money. These sites don't allow it and I do understand the reason.
Your bird would be in so much discomfort and can't tell you how much pain she's having; poor baby. My heart goes out to her and you because when our little birds are sick it hurts us so much. I'd like to help birds in emergencies when their owners can't afford an Avian Vet. I'd see if there's any way that I can do that "safely" so that bird owners can take their birds to an Avian Vet "in an emergency" and the money would go directly to the Avian Vet. That would be so nice also so many birds won't suffer from lack of money. Maybe something like a trust fund I suppose.
It just breaks my heart to hear so many times on this site that birds in "need" of emergency visits and their owners can't afford it. No one can do anything for your dear little bird and I'm so very sorry. Isn't there anyone who can loan you the money? A friend or relative or do you have a visa card that you can use and pay it later? I don't know what to suggest to you and I'm so very sad. I hope that you do get some money and take your poor bird to an Avian Vet. I'll be praying for you both. Take care and God bless.

Jan 24, 2014
Bird with broken leg
by: Tracie

You must find an avian vet that will take payments. Your bird is in pain and needs help.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link 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.

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