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I noticed last night that my budgie was favourling one leg over the other. I thought maybe he just hurt it while mucking about with his bell. But this morning he is on the floor of the cage and can't use his limbs to get up onto his perch. He can still fly about the room but has no strength in his legs. He is only about 5 years old. Does anyone have any suggestions ??

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you budgie sounds quite weak and really a vet visit is the only answer.

 

Give a heat lamp of 25 - 40 watts (not energy saver globes as they dont give off heat)

 

Please get your bird to the vet in within 24 hours

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I agree with Liv... doesn't sounds good. I'd keep him quiet and warm until you can get an urgent Avian vet appointment. Please keep us updated and good luck.

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I agree, please let us know what happens.

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I agree with Liv... doesn't sounds good. I'd keep him quiet and warm until you can get an urgent Avian vet appointment. Please keep us updated and good luck.

 

 

Apparently he has cancer of the kidney. According to the vet it is fairly common in Budgies. And the cancer is pressing against his spine causing the paralysis. He is still able to move around the bottom of the cage, eat, drink and fly but probably live more than a few months. The vet also said that is is unlikely that he is in any pain but he will be towards the end and I should bring him back in then. Not happy news but the budgie is adapting rather quickly to his new lifestyle. Something more akin to that of a quail.

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I am sorry to hear your news. He is a brave little angel. Hope you take lots of pictures the next couple of months (and videos). You will miss the quirky stuff that you love so much about him. Thinking of you.

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