Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:53 am Post subject: Help, Kakariki has a limp
My Kakariki 'Pip' is around 10 months old. Last Thursday 3rd of June, I noticed he had a limp. I have been watching him for the past few days and he doesnt seem to be in any pain, no squeaks when I touch his foot. He only the one foot and limps on the other foot. He uses it when he has to, i.e. climbing up his cage. But I am worried about him, I was hoping that he just knocked it but its been 3 days now.
Its not uncommon for birds to get a limp, espec if they are ringed and/or have any string in a cage of flight.
They can get caught up, struggle for a while then get free before you know anything has happened.
Usually just 'pulled' a muscle or monir sprain and comes right after 6 or 6 days.
More serious breaks and such show far more seiviour symtoms. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
like Steps says, it doesn't sound anything other than minor, My Male also was limping-actually hopping as he wouldn't use it..very limp foot just hanging there , thought he'd broken it but no swelling .so I just kept my eye on it.
Near on two weeks before he started putting occasional pressure to it, figured he'd had a scare in the roosting hold and bumped it hard on a misjudged perch.
Best to see how he goes for a few days and try not to worry..they are pretty resilliant lil'fellers!
Today I noticed that he is just putting food in his beak and eating it off the floor now.... whereas before he would sit by his bowl and pick up a seed with his hand and eat it on one of his perches. Also he is pooing just straight on the bottom of his cage when before he would climb up high to do it but now just sits at the bottom and poos.
when before he would climb up high to do it but now just sits at the bottom and poos
Can this bird fly?
We no longer ring our birds because of accidents....but when they did, the bird could still fly and land on a perch or the mesh of the flight, then tuck their leg up.
A bird that could not usually signifies something more serious like kidney and/or siactic issues.
Note in all our hospital cages, isolation cages, flights, shipping boxes and cages for house parrot, there is 1 dowel ladder...not a single bloody dowel perch.
Only natural branches ranging from 1/2" to 8" in diameter.
Birds cant perch/land well or comfortable on dowel espec a bird that is unwell. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Hello, Yes he can fly, I get him out of his cage and he fan fly perfectly fine, but just hops around when walking.... He was flying to the other side of the cage earlier instead of walking, what seems to be easier for him at the moment.
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