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Old 12-22-2016, 12:46 PM
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Hi all,
I've noticed recently that the bottoms of Prince's feet seem to be quite swollen. I'm worried that he has Bumblefoot, maybe from clinging to the side of his cage for several hours a day (the top corners are his favourite spots to cling to because he likes to watch everyone go by). He is not showing any signs of agitation and he still uses his feet normally. Take a look at the attached picture and let me know what you think.
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Princeandbowie, I am not an expert at all but this does look like the first stage of Bumblefoot to me. Try to encourage him to sit on perches with a variety of textures. If it is Bumblefoot, it's definitely not too late for treatment.
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From the photo you have posted, I'm not seeing any signs of inflammation/irritation on the skin, nor any damage or bruising.
The feet look perfectly healthy and normal to me.
In case you don't know, depending on the overall body size of the budgie, the legs/feet can also be bigger and slightly larger in size when compared with smaller budgies.
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I agree, his feet look normal to me. As long as you have many different varieties of perches in his cage of varying diameters and widths, his feet should continue to be just fine

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Whew, I'm glad to hear they look pretty normal! Prince does seem quite large compared to my new budgie, so maybe that's why I suddenly noticed that his feet looked different. He's showing no signs of discomfort so I don't think I need to worry

Thanks everyone!
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I agree with both aluz and Star.
Prince's feet look fine and as healthy as can be!
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