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Post: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg

Posted by Sandpiper on 1/08/10

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    Hi,

    I need help/advice for my canary. I purchased him from
    Petco in October 2009. I am not sure of his age, but he
    is not supposed to be very old. He has seemed a very
    healthy and happy bird. He sings all day long and hops
    around his cage. His appetite is very good. He eats seed
    with a tiny bit of egg, and I give him a fresh brocoli
    floret each day. I only give him distilled water to drink.

    However, within the last few days, I have noticed him
    chewing/biting up and down one leg. It is the leg with
    the band, but I have never seen him chew/bite the band.
    This morning, the leg is redder than his other leg, and it
    is ever so slightly swollen. It is noticeable mostly due
    to the redder colour. You have to look hard and compare
    both legs to realize one is slightly swollen compared to
    the other one.

    He is an only bird and comes into contact with no other
    birds. Although I would be happy to take him to an Avian
    vet, I cannot afford to do so. If anyone has any idea
    what may be wrong, I would appreciate you letting me
    know. Thanks!

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  • Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 1/08/10, by Sandpiper.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 1/08/10, by GreenLady.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 1/08/10, by Sandpiper.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 1/08/10, by GreenLady.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 1/09/10, by Sandpiper.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 1/09/10, by Sandpiper.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 1/09/10, by GreenLady.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 1/11/10, by Sandpiper.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 2/19/10, by Suzanne.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 2/20/10, by Warning.
  • Re: Help--My Canary keeps chewing/biting one leg, 2/20/10, by Sandpiper.