Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot / Leg Problem

by Jay
(Glastonbury, CT)

We have a Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot, 30-35 yrs. old. Recently he seems to have a stiff leg. Doesn't want to bend it. Hold his,right, leg up in the air, and sometimes falls off his perch. He slips off the perch at night, sometimes. This has been happening for about 1 week. He's eating normal, everything else is normal, nice shiney coat, signs, seems happy as usual. Just holds his leg up.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Jay CT

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Jul 21, 2008
Stiff legged Amazon Parrot
by: The Vet

Certainly arthritis in on the differential list. Nutritional deficiencies can be considered (if he is not eating mostly pellets). There are other possibilities, many, but you need to take him to see an avian veterinarian for x-rays and a thorough exam.

Dr B

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