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Lovebird’s toe not functioning

Jo80

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Hi y’all,
My 3 yo female lovebird has a toe that appears to be non-functional. I don’t know when this started because she never exhibited any stress or pain from her foot. She is as active as ever. Eats whatever she can, and even digs...so I’m sure she’s not in pain. Its her back toe, not just the toe but the whole digit. It just stays in a normal position. It doesnt look abnormal in any way. It just doesn’t move. I would like to take her to our vet as they specialize in exotic pets but its cost prohibitive. I have no doubt they’ll recommend hundreds in procedures which I can’t afford. If her condition gets worse where she’s exhibiting discomfort than I’ll have no choice but to take her. In the meantime, if anyone is familiar with this condition, any information may be helpful.
 

TikiMyn

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Not sure, but is it like this?
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If so, I would highly recommend a vet as I would have lost Henkie is we hadn’t gone to the vet right away. If she is completely symptomless, it might be something ‘physical’, like she hurt her toe, and not in illness.
 

Garet

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I would like to take her to our vet as they specialize in exotic pets but its cost prohibitive. I have no doubt they’ll recommend hundreds in procedures which I can’t afford. If her condition gets worse where she’s exhibiting discomfort than I’ll have no choice but to take her. In the meantime, if anyone is familiar with this condition, any information may be helpful.
It's never cost prohibitive to take an animal under your care to the vet. Birds tend to hide their pain until it's too late. If she's not moving her toe at all, it's already something very serious.

The longer you wait, the more expensive treatment will be.
 
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