could be slightly splayed legs, or rickets which is a calcium deficiency in chicks (I know with chickens at least, not sure if it is true for all birds)
yes you can see peachys feet look completely different. the babies' curve on the outside of each foot--almost as if she is walking on that part alone rather then on all toes and the complete bottom surface of the feet. Peachy's feet sit flat on the surface. the babies' feet each curve in like a u toward the body. this little one kept jumping up toward the branch and can't perch so would fall---which is why it is on the grate in the photo. which you can clearly see in the video if i could upload it.I don't know anything about the birds at that shop having a birth defect or not. aluz may know the answer...
This is the way my little Peachy's feet look.
I was figuring it was something like that but how can I say anything without them hating me? I am a well liked customer at the store and it would be awkward.I had some dealings with cockatiels that had deformed feet. The vet said it was from lack of calcium given to the parents something that is easily prevented by giving plenty of calcium and rest in between clutches
Yeah but the manager is young and kind of.....moody? She either likes you or she doesn't I guess. Not the type to take feedback well.....maybe easily insulted?If you are well-liked at the store, they shouldn't have a problem hearing your concerns.
So what do you think it is?Yes, I have seen the video and both his/her feet are kind of placed in an inward position when perched, that's exactly how my Nico perches on his bad foot.
I see the lovebird manages to walk well despite everything and even does the little bunny hops. The little fellow is still young and surely with more practice will be able to have better mobility while perching. It's not that bad and it's not splayed legs.
It's probably a mix of malnutrition and lack of calcium with possibly an overcrowded nest. The mother could have also sat too hard when he/she was a very tiny chick (when the bones were still very tender) and he/she could also have been trampled by older siblings and was most likely the runt of the litter.So what do you think it is?
Interesting because this is the second clutch with feet like this.It's probably a mix of malnutrition and lack of calcium with possibly an overcrowded nest. The mother could have also sat too hard when he/she was a very tiny chick (when the bones were still very tender) and he/she could also have been trampled by older siblings and was most likely the runt of the litter.