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Paralysed Feet ? Never Experienced This Before

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Sounds strange Kaz, Are his elbow joints o.k? If it's just feet you could maybe keep check for it progressing further up his legs's e.g.

If he's o.k. otherwise, can he rest on a wider perch/shelf maybe? If he still fly's he would get to know where it was safe to land, when he can't grip. :) Once infection is ruled out that is.

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Sounds strange Kaz, Are his elbow joints o.k? If it's just feet you could maybe keep check for it progressing further up his legs's e.g.

If he's o.k. otherwise, can he rest on a wider perch/shelf maybe? If he still fly's he would get to know where it was safe to land, when he can't grip. :) Once infection is ruled out that is.

Hard to know where it starts and begins. All seems "frozen" .. Vet apptmt isnt till Thursday morning now. The best avian vet isnt available till then. Meanwhile he seems okay and is perching in the hospital cage.

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Has there been any improvement/ change in his condition?

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Has there been any improvement/ change in his condition?

No.

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Still wondering what is happening with this guy.

 

What are your thoughts Kaz? We have all proposed our own theories. If the vet says what do you think happened, what would you say?

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Still wondering what is happening with this guy.

 

What are your thoughts Kaz? We have all proposed our own theories. If the vet says what do you think happened, what would you say?

 

 

I will have no idea as I have never experienced this kind of thing before. :)

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I had something similar to this happen to a rainbow lorikeet I had, it started in the feet and worked its way up until I eventually had a head on a stick. Just when I was about to put him out of his misery he started to show dramatic and rapid improvement. He lives at my partners parents place now and is fine aprt from the fact that his feet curl inwards slightly.

 

My Lori had Clenched Claw Syndrome..... common in Lorikeets from the Sydney area. I haven't heard of it happening to other birds though.

 

Good luck with your boy.

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Well.......it isnt nerve damage.

 

The vet has seen the bird. He says it does not appear to be gout as he hasnt developed white nodules nor is the feet swollen. No nerve damage as there is feeling in the feet and everything else works so nerve damage is discounted. Feet are "frozen" as high as the hock area.

Diagnosis at this stage is possible septic arthritis which may or may not respond to antibiotics and anti inflammatories. Vet says a week will tell the story but has given me enough meds for two weeks.

One drop baytril to the beak twice a day and one drop antiinflammatory by beak twice a day also. Also has to have physio.....pedalling the legs from the hips like bicycle riding and gentle movement of the toes.

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Is it one of your, top breeding birds or a Champion on the show bench.

If not,the best place for it is in the world of sleep, :hap:

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I am by far no expert, but a friend of mine had something similar happen to her bird. She took him to the vet and was told that often tumours cause this. But I am sure that your vet would know for sure after seeing the bird.

Goodluck, there is nothing worst when one of your pets are sick. It would be much easier of they could just tell us.

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Is it one of your, top breeding birds or a Champion on the show bench.If not,the best place for it is in the world of sleep, ;)
He is a cockbird bought at auction for a good bit of money and hadnt been used yet. One of Ken Seagrott's greywing dilute line. Ken keep all his progeny. Might have to use A.I. on him.
I am by far no expert, but a friend of mine had something similar happen to her bird. She took him to the vet and was told that often tumours cause this. But I am sure that your vet would know for sure after seeing the bird.Goodluck, there is nothing worst when one of your pets are sick. It would be much easier of they could just tell us.
Tumours can cause this but rarely both sides at once being affected. Tumour was ruled out by the vet.

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I hope he comes good Kaz , good luck. I have a friend who paid almost 4 figures for a bird at auction a little while ago and has not filled a egg yet, maybe a dud, but that's auction for ya.

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Here's hoping for some improvement Kaz.

If he hasn't got any worse, maybe it won't progress any further. Fingers crossed meds or something works and you can breed from him. :)

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Yes Kaz, AI could be a way to go,seeing as he is of good stock,here is hoping.

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good luck with him Kaz let us know the progress

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The feet seem very rigid still. He seems happy enough in nature. But no change with his feet.....they are very very stiff.

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The feet seem very rigid still. He seems happy enough in nature. But no change with his feet.....they are very very stiff.

How's he going? Any improvement?

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The feet seem very rigid still. He seems happy enough in nature. But no change with his feet.....they are very very stiff.

How's he going? Any improvement?

No. Not as yet ....

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Hi Kaz, been m.i.a. for a week or so. Any improvement with your frozen feet bird? :rolleyes:

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There has been no improvement :rolleyes:

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What are you going to do with him? :rolleyes:

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What are you going to do with him? :rolleyes:

Keep him :o

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Good!

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Good!

 

Just because I am a breeder for show budgies does not mean I would euthenase him the second he outlived his usefulness to me as a breeder. In fact I never got to use him at all and he cost me over $400. The fact I sought vet care indicates what he means to me...and thats not just about dollar value.

I just need to say that ........when you asked about what I would do with him...............were you thinking I would euthenase him ?

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