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She has an injured leg and Im not sure how to treat her, she can't stand her leg and is having difficulty to move around.
Foot looks swallen but not sure.
Any advice what to do?
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Welcome to talk budgies. Your bird's leg and foot does appear to be swollen in that picture. Her nails are also very long and need trimmed. How long has the foot been swollen and causing this difficulty ? I think you should get her into an avian vet for a checkup ASAP and have a proper diagnosis and treatment. Please keep us posted.
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I agree with Randy -- Your budgie needs to be seen by an Avian Vet as soon as possible.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment. This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recover than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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Also, is that a plastic perch? Wood perches are better....grape vine perches are great because the branches vary is thickness and are good for budgie feet. I agree with the other members and think a trip to see an avian vet is in order.

Also, not to nit pick....the chain on the toy like looks rusty and should be removed! Good luck with your girl!!!!
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Thank you for all the responses and ideas
Im trying to find a avian vet but not lucky
These birds are my in laws they just mive in with us and they don't know much about bird care neither I am, im a dog person, but that is why I am all over the internet reading and learning about them.
The birds are like 5 years old, but in low care sad to say i don't know how they survived.

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Do I need to isolate her while she gets seen by a doctor?
(The male is worried about her and protecting her, helping her with food and I feel bad to move her to another cage lonely)
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Hello firstly thankyou for being so caring and wanting to help this pretty budgie. If possible she needs to see an avian vet as soon as possible. Where do you live, look on the internet for a list of near by Avian Vets. I travel an hour and a half each way to see my vet. The two budgies can stay together when they go, he is helping her by feeding her, her beak also looks a little long in that picture and might need trimming. I hope you find a vet soon.
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