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Old 06-05-2016, 01:13 PM
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Hello guys

This is my first post so bare over with me

I got my first budgie back in October and i have now noticed that his left foot is a bit strange. I would estimate that it has been like that for around a month.

His outer most toe on the left foot should normally be pointing backwards but instead he has caught it in a strange way between his other toes and is in fact holding it with the other toe that is pointing backwards.

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Does anyone know what the cause could be?
Had any of you had similar experiences and what did you do?

Looking forward to some help

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Old 06-05-2016, 01:36 PM
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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

Before you noticed this, were your budgie's toes perfectly positioned while perching?
Does your budgie seems to be bothered by the strange toe position? How old is your budgie?

This is something I have never come across with my birds, for them to develop an overlapping of toes out of the blue.
If your budgie has experienced a cramp on the foot area, I guess the toe could have overlapped in the process, but once the cramping is over, the toe is supposed to get back into its normal position.

If you haven't described the overlapping of toes, I would have imagined from the photos that there was an abnormal growth on the foot.

Given the case at hand, it would be good to have the professional opinion from an avian vet specialist.
Hopefully by fully examining your budgie, the vet will be able to give you more definite answers and to maybe come up with a treatment plan which would help the toe to get back to its former position.
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Oh dear I'm so sorry.I've never seen that before happened to any bird before.I'm not sure what could cause that.I hope the vet can help the poor sweet budgie.Sending healing prayers for your budgie.blessings and keep us posted.
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I agree with Aluz. We really can't tell you what happened. One of my birds has a front toe that faces inwards but she had this since I got her and it's a minor disability that I suspect she was born with or got from lack of care from her breeder.

Best of luck with your bird. I hope we get an update if you take your bird to the vets.
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Hello Azul

The foot is taken while he is perching (provided perching means that he is sitting quietly on the stick?)

No he does not seem to be bothered by it as he is flying, crawling around the cage and on the sticks, and even jumping from one stick to another or to his feeder.

We got him when he was one year, so he is around a year and a half now

I have been thinking of taking him to the vet but wanted first to post here to figure out what it could be
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It's good to know that your budgie is not visibly bothered by the strange position of his toe and that he is able to climb and move around well with no difficulty.

Be sure to update us on how the vet visit goes!

Since this is not an emergency situation, I'm moving your thread to the Follow-up Center section.
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Hello there and to the forums!

Aluz and Therm have both given great advice The best way to get an idea of what happened with his toe is to get an avian vet to look at it, but I'm glad it doesn't seem to be bothering him

Be sure to let us know what the vet says!

In the meantime, be sure to look through the forum's budgie articles and "stickies" (posts "stuck" to the top of each subforum for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care and practices! If you have any questions after reading through anything, please do ask as we'd love to help.

Keep us posted, and good luck!
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