thats not a weight issue altho he needs to trim down...cut out the fatty stuff like oats or groats ...and flax limit...give a lot more out time AFTER you bring to a avian vet but this could be a result of BUMBLE FOOT OR GOUT...if its GOUT its not good news ...as a precaution dont give any animal soluables into food such as ANY egg goods or soy products..anything in the dairy line...
With more emphasis being giving to DIETARY INSUFFICIENCIES, which are the MAIN reason for this disease in our birds. Lack of the VERY important ***VITAMIN A*** along with some important minerals is the cause of this disease....i have always emphasized this over n over and what foods are high in vitamin A such as BEET LEAF...SWEET POTATOE...CARROT ..CRUSHED RED PEPPER SEEDS....there is sooooo many related disease with a lack of this vitamin alone...if your bird wont eat beat leaf or cooked beets or carrot thats why i also tell of BEET POWDER AND CARROT powder into the diet is a must...instead of water give CARROT JUICE if the bird wont eat carrot
(it is important to ALWAYS keep a NON-FLAVORED mineral block ..some signs of this are:
Restlessness in a bird...as this disease is painful and affects liver and kidney and joints. The bird will shift its weight from leg to leg and, you may also notice a wing which droops.
The bird increasingly is reluctant to perch or climb.
Also, as this increases you may notice the toes of the bird will not encircle the perch in a gripping way, but rather are held away and out from the perch sometimes almost in a straight position away from the perch itself.
Make no mistake about the fact that this is a killer disease and once showing signs of external symptoms, prognosis is not good. There is no reversal treatments to the presence of this already set up within the bird...and this is all thru the bird even internally and is very very painful an there is not cure...eventually what happpens is death.
Increase VITAMIN A in the diet...DECREASE PROTEIN...
BUMBLE FOOT if let go can become also a case where the bird could get into jeopardy as the joints in the feet begin to swell to abnormal size...this is easily AVOIDED with different size perches and not all one size in thickness and different texture perches and of course CLEANLINESS...rope perch one or two of the oyster shell perches only ...not to thin a perch where toes can curl all the way around...keep nails at a reasonable length...
read about bumblefoot
BUMBLE FOOT DISEASE:http://www.avianweb.com/bumblefoot.html
This is a painful condition that can potentially be life endangering
dont waste time guessing what is wrong ...see a AVAIN vet...
and there is no blood test that will show gout only one test will and its really a simple test and doesnt take long to get the results on its called.. murexide test ..and doesnt require exrays either....
there is only one medication that will give SOME relief but not a cure...again there is no cure this just gets worse and becomes very painful.
are the birds droppings normal also...as the things mentioned above are two things which id be suspicious of...that weight says ..his diet has not been adjusted and understood that he gained that much and EXCERCISE for three hours a day is very necessary in a bird...it needs to fly and play.
ive always said also watch PORTIONS of what you feed ...ratios...protein should be kept low ...not over 11percent.
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