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Baby Lovebird suddenly limping. No avian vet in town or anywhere near.

Envy

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Hello!

This morning I let my 2 month old lovebird out of the cage to fly around - once she went back on her cage I noticed how she was standing on one leg and the other holding in in the air as you see in the picture attached. She had previously did this before but it only lasted about a minute then her leg was back to normal. Unfortunately, I have no avian vet anywhere in town or near, so I took her to a regular vet. They are not very experienced with bird patients, so naturally they didn't provide me with much. She can move her leg, as I just saw her trying to scratch her head with it. I believe it somehow got jammed while flying around. I cannot explain how she managed to get her leg in this state.

The vet speculated its probably calcium deficiency. They gave me some vitamins to add to the water. Also recommended giving her some eggs. Obviously I already have cuttlefish bones in my cage.

Her leg is still like this.

I would really appreciate your help and advice.

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Welcome,

The pictures are so small, I can barely make out wings, feet etc. Are the feathers all lined up well? They seem off from what I can make out. Her leg is nin between the wing feathers?

Did you buy this bird? Or breed to get her?
If you bought the bird, go to the pet shop and ask their vet take a look.
If you bought from a breeder, take her so the breeder can take a look, and hopefully they have a vet who can see her.
Ifg you bred this bird, what were her legs like as a chick?

Would your vet not be able to consult with an avian vet in another area?
Are there no avian vets maybe a little further away from you? Maybe the next city over?
 

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No idea. Young bird. She may have got her leg caught in a curtain or rope & pulled it out while she was flying around. Could have hurt herself.
Maybe keep her in the cage quiet while you watch her & let her rest.
Leg looks like it is sticking straight back behind her body.
Does she use the leg? Were her legs normal up until now?

Monitor & get as much info as you can observe as it can help.
 
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