- Jan 22, 2022
- Sun conure, Jenday Conure, Sunday Conure, 2 green cheek conures, Quaker parrot, cockatiel
We had a terrible accident last night, my cockatiels leg got run over by a computer chair and it crushed his leg. We couldn’t get into an emergency vet until this morning. I checked the leg out last night and it was bleeding but quickly stopped and the leg was completely limp. We put in him a quarantine cage with a rolled up towel and he was eating a drinking. He refused to stand on or use the leg and just hopped around. We watched him all night and brought him to a vet right away this morning. The vet didn’t have an avian specialist in today so they just did a regular examination and told us that the leg has nerve damage and completely lost feeling. It doesn’t contract or flinch when you touch the foot like the other side does. They said we would most likely need an amputation but we need to wait to see our primary vet on Monday when they open. I’m worried sick about my little guy. Does anyone have experience with a cockatiel losing a leg? Also recommendations on how to keep him comfortable until Monday?