• Parakeet was observed on bottom of cage, circling around and with a visible trauma to leg. It is unclear if the leg is broken as he moves around and attempts to climb. How can I tell if the parakeet is in pain and how should I proceed with addressing this injury?

    Hi Jonovan,

    I recommend that you take your parakeet into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. The circling along with the visible trauma are both concerning and do likely mean that he is in pain. The best way to treat the injury will depend on the underlying cause, the severity, and the location on the leg. Your vet can talk to you more about this after they have examined him. I do recommend that you call ahead to the local hospital and let them know that you are calling about a parakeet. Not all veterinarians work on birds and if your local hospital does not have anyone that can see him they should be able to refer you to an avian vet in your local area.

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