Dove reluctant to use right leg

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by Jwoods93, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Jwoods93

    Jwoods93 Just Hatched

    Nov 25, 2016
    Hey there!

    I've had a pet Ringneck dove for a little over a few months now. I noticed last week she has a little lump on the inside of her joint on the right leg, and that leg tends to be reluctant in opening/gripping. The rear-most toe has always been a tad lifted, as well.

    Today I noticed her having some troubles with the foot, when I pick her up, she stands on that leg, with the toes curled inwards into a "fist" and the hock, the joint of the leg, has that lumpy, almost swollen appearance.

    Arthritis? Not sure,

    Thank you, folks.

  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2009
    Sounds like a cyst or possible fracture.

    Would be a good idea to take her to a vet and see if they can do anything.

    Also check that there is no threat or nesting material wrapped around the leg.. which can be hard to see... and it can cut off the circulation.

    Hope she gets better soon.

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