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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2015, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Something's wrong with my Kakariki

So, over the last few days I've noticed something weird about my kakariki. I only bought him a few weeks ago, and he was perfectly healthy etc... There was definitely no issues or anything, and I know that he was healthy when I bought him. It's only been these last few days that make me think something is wrong.

I've had two other kakarikis before (one of which I still have now and is two years old), so I am definitely familiar with the common way they walk and run. This kakariki seems to be walking strangely with his rump lifted higher into the air and his legs stretched out a little more than they should be.

He also seems to not be perching properly. Before he would bounce around the branches with accuracy and good grip, but now he seems to have to flap several times and keep moving around until he finally finds a place he can properly grip. I'm not sure what's wrong, if his toes are weaker than usual or if he has some kind of injury. There is no noticable blood or any such thing. He seems otherwise healthy. My other kakariki can easily grip the same branches, so it's definitely not some weird thing with the branches causing his unbalanced sitting.

What do you think is wrong? Could it be a dietry problem? Or is it some kind of disease?

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What types of perches do you use? Could he have developed bumblefoot?



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I use natural branches from local gumtrees.

I don't think it is the branches that are the problem as I have two diamond doves and another kakariki in that same aviary who surely would have developed the same issue otherwise. :/



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1 Budgie - Schwepp
2 Yellow-crowned Kakariki - Kiko and (in memory of)Calypso
2 Splendid Grass Parakeets (In memory of Hera)
2 Diamond Doves
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Can you post a little video of his behavior? That could be very useful for us.
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A video would help I keep red fronted and yellow fronted so maybe I could help you out. If you have any concerns about health the best thing to do is get to an avian vet. Although he could have appeared healthy when you got him, he could have been carrying a disease or just hiding one very well. Birds are so difficult to read sometimes

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