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Hello everyone, I'm new here and thought I would come here for some help.

Over a week ago my budgie flew very fast and hard into a window. She fell from about 90cm onto lino and was stunned when she did so.
I took her to the vet where they did some xrays.
She has no broken bones/feet and no internal injuries.

However, she cannot perch no matter how hard she tries (she definitely tries). Her personality has changed somewhat. She isn't as bossy as she used to be and actually let's me help her to get from A to B.

She can still fly, but she tries not to because she known she can't land properly (because of her feet).

One thing I noticed today is her chirp. It's very different, more soft and not as piercing. She is still lively and has her character, so I'm not sure what else to do.
 

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She was treated by standard vet but she has long experience with birds. I looked at reviews and even asked a couple of people who has taken their birds to her. She got a needle for possible swelling/pain and she was on antibiotics for a week.

I can't afford to take her back, let alone to a specialized avian vet.

Thank you for the quick reply.
 

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UPDATE: I took Jaja to an avian vet today where she took another X-ray. She couldn't determine an physical injury to the bird, but did conclude she got a concussion from the window and therefore has some neurological damage. She basically said that it's unlikely Jaja will ever be able to perch, although she can still fly she cannot land when she is flying (only on a flat surface). Has anyone had a similar experience? What is the best next steps from here? Jaja has a friend named Binks, and I have to seperate them as Binks will go a bit overboard and sometimes peck Jaja, and then they start to fight.

I thought of buying a guinea pig cage, apply ramps and a nice bed for her... Is this the best way?

EDIT: I'm good with building so I thought of attaching her current cage to the top where she can climb up to where another ramp would be (as I know birds like to be high up rather than on the ground).
 

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Thanks for your quick response.

I just feel bad that she can't be a 'normal bird', and gets to see her friend perch and fly around like normal... Do you think my idea on the guinea pig cage is a good idea? Or should I try find something else to put her in? I just want her to comfortable and relaxed with the ability to fly short distances. It's hard for me to take her out for a fly as she can't land on anything and will then tire/stress out.
 

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Here is one I found online. The same idea, but wider. I know it wouldn't be the best idea for her to fly around in there but I want her to feel as normal as possible.
I got this photo from a different website and the bird in the image has the same issue as mine. The bird has been in that cage, with the new setup for over 3 years.
 

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Here is a link to a video. I would appreciate it if you could watch it and have a look at her current condition. In the video (and other times as well) she will spread her wing out slightly and it will twitch a bit, and then go back to normal. She will also walk on one leg/foot better than the other.

https://vid.me/pSol

UPDATE: Jaja managed to climb up to her perch and sort of perch/sit there. She was so happy with herself.
 

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