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I have a baby budgie that just turned 2 weeks today. Sunday I had to put it in a sponge brace for splayed feet. Today when I was checking it I noticed that it lays on its left side most of the time to the point where it is slowing down the development of pin feathers & the wing on that side is starting to stick out. When it sits in my hand it leans to that side a little. Is this normal or is there something I can do to help?

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Hi! to Talk Budgies

I'm sorry to hear your budgie has splayed legs.
Laying on it's left side most of the time is not normal
Please refer to the information in this thread:
https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles...treatment.html

I highly recommend you contact an Avian Vet for additional assistance.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
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 recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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