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Question:

November 14, 2022

Dislocated baby budgie leg


Can any vet help me relocate the leg back into place or would I need to go to a bird vet?
It’s a 2 week old baby budgy there is no blood loss but it’s definitely dislocated of broken its leg. The baby is still eating hand feed formula.


Answer:

Hi,

You really need a vet who has experience with birds. This is much more complicated since the chick is so young. It may be a splayed leg and that takes more to try to correct than a dislocation or break.

Take care,

Brenda

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